30-year-old engineer arrested for recording newly released Amir Khan Starrer Hindi movie Lalsingh Chadda for Piracy website

Yogesh K Porwar & Siddarth Sethia

Member of a Media entertainment house caught a 30-year-old engineer who allegedly recording newly released Amir Khan starrer,Hindi movie Lalsingh Chadda allegedly for piracy website .

However the Banasawadi police yet to conclude the motive since the recording was allegedly deleted and now have sent his seized mobile phone to FSL to retrieve the deleted data.

On Friday,Suryavamshi R,represetatiive of Viacom 18,has filed a complaint to the Banaswadi police station,against the suspect Jebastephenraj after he was caught allegedly recording the movie from his mobile at Cinepolis, Orient Malll.

The complainant alleged that the accused is part of the organized crime syndicate operating to upload and distribute “Laal Singh Chaddha” and other pirated content on various apps and on social media .

Such pirate websites cause huge losses to the producers, content owners and creators by virtue of their illegal acts.

The arrest of the accused is a beacon of hope for all content creators and in fact this could be a huge step towards action against pirates and a big sigh of relief for the industry.

This arrest could lead to the unfolding of larger pirate rackets and the wrongdoers may be brought to justice.

Viacom18’s Anil Lale,General Counsel said, “Viacom18 pledges its continuous support in the fight against piracy.

We shall continue our endeavour to create a secure and piracy free space.It is important to take proactive measures to prevent piracy or infringement.

We believe it is even more important to be involved and actively participate in the execution process to give effect to the larger interest we are trying to achieve.”

Recently,in a pre-emptive action to curb piracy and infringement of content,Viacom18 has secured injunctive reliefs from Madras High Court against a host of more than 12,000 specified websites/links,specified cable operators,internet service providers as well as unknown persons restraining them from infringing the film “Laal Singh Chaddha” or any part thereof by copying, recording, reproducing, distributing, or downloading,etc.

In any manner whatsoever without proper license from the Producer(s) of the Film.

The police however are awaiting reports from the FSL to ascertain the exact role of Jebastephenraj, and to further the investigations.

Presently the accused is booked under copyright act and cinematography act and released on condition bail.

The accused worked as engineer at a private firm claimed that he was just watching the movie and there was no evidence at present to link his role into the privacy said a senior officer.