AA Khan & Associates seize pirated movie discs worth Rs 1.3 million


MUMBAI: AA Khan & Associates along with DCP Sanjay Banerjee & Manohar Harpude from Malad Police Station raided and seized over 8000 pirated DVDs and CDs worth around Rs 1.3 million (Rs 13.08 lakhs). The raid was conducted at a godown near The Mall in Malad on 19 February, 2010.


Around 2000 DVDs of My Name is Khan and Striker and 6000 DVDs of other movies were seized. The other pirated titles included Ishiqiya, Veer, Wrong Turn 3, Saw – N Series and Law Abiding Citizens.


Former IPS officer and ex-ATS chief AA Khan said, "Piracy is a serious offence and one which is rampant within major parts of the city. It has been noticed that major chunk of this happens before or during a big release. Considering the big release this time was Shah Rukh Khan starrer My Name is Khan, any pirates attempting to copy or distribute this movie specially are on our radar for this week and the coming weeks that the movie would be running. Pirates should understand that we have a zero tolerance for their actions and that they will be raided and prosecuted for the crime they commit."


21 year old Mohd Islamuddin Shakeel has been arrested during the raid. The accused was booked under sections 51, 52(A), 63, 68(A) of the Copyright Act of 1957.