Deepak Kumar arrested in ‘Udta Punjab’ piracy case: – The film ‘Udta Punjab’ has been in the headlines since the day its preview was launched. While it came out of supposedly the biggest fight between the CBFC and theater with flying colors (pun intended), the film found itself in a bigger issue which the film industry has been trying to solve for the last few decades; piracy.
A couple of days back the makers of Udta Punjab, Balaji Motion Pictures, and Phantom Film’s legal team filed a complaint with cyber police against the anonymous people who had leaked the censored copy of the film online prior to the release of the movie.
And now, the Mumbai police has made their first arrest in the case at Delhi. The pirated movie was uploaded on at least seven sites which were blocked by the cyber police and copyright agencies soon after the complaint. The deputy general manager (legal) of Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd., Satyajeet Mukherjee threw light on this matter when he told about the complaint – On June 15 at around 2 pm, Neeraj Ghaywan the movie director of the company, while checking the tweets about the movie, discovered that the film has been leaked on Torrent.com, he then downloaded and forwarded the movie to Mr. Mukharjee and the company director.
When the complainant downloaded the movie, it was found that a user named “roby007” uploaded the film on Torrentz.com and he also found that the film was the same copy that was given to CBFC. Investigators further found out that the website allzmovies.in had uploaded the link of the movie on its website. Based on the information gathered, The Cyber Police at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on Wednesday under the guidance of Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Sanjay Saxena, with additional commissioner of Police Prasanna commenced the team-deputy commissioner of police (cyber) Sachin Patil, inspector Ravi Sardesai, Cyber police senior inspector Kalpana Gadekar assistant inspector Nitin Londhe, sub-inspector Vijay Rane, and constables visited New Delhi where they arrested a 25-year-old man Deepak Kumar for illegally uploading the pirated copy of controversial movie ‘Udta Punjab’ on his website (allzmovies.in).
Cops have seized Kumar’s laptop and other gadgets that he used to upload the movie and are now interrogating him about who provided him with the pirated uncut version of the movie.
Many were accusing CBFC of leaking the copy, but no such connection is found between the individual and CBFC.