Mumbai Police nabs movie pirates; seizes 5000+ discs


MUMBAI: On behalf of the film industry, the Mumbai Police along with AA Khan & Associates conducted a raid in Mumbai and seized over 5789 pirated DVDs and CDs worth around Rs 5,68,810.

The raid was conducted near the Kandivali and Chembur railway stations. The pirated CDs and DVDs included last week’s release – the Ajay Devgn starrer Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge and older releases like Teen Patti, My Name is Khan, Toh Baat Pakki and some English movie titles.

Ex-ATS chief and former IPS officer AA Khan said, "Piracy is a serious offence and one which is rampant within major parts of the city. We along with Mumbai Police are dedicated to the cause of arresting the increase of such activities. However, the job of the police is nullified since the common man goes and purchases movies from such pirates. People need to remember that besides denying the creators of the content their fair share, the proceeds from such sales fund several illegal activities including terrorism in India and abroad."

Three people namely Mehrab Khan, Munajir Khan and Ashok Mishra have been arrested during the raid. The accused were booked under sections 51, 52(A), 63, 68(A) of the Copyright Act of 1957.