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HC asks cops to name Yash Raj Films in FIR in copyright case

The Bombay High Court today directed city police to add the name of Yash Raj Films to a case filed in a copyright infringement row by a man claiming to be the owner of the script of Salman Khan-starrer Ek Tha Tiger.

bollywood Updated: Sep 11, 2012 17:34 IST

The Bombay High Court today directed city police to add the name of Yash Raj Films to a case filed in a copyright infringement row by a man claiming to be the owner of the script of Salman Khan-starrer Ek Tha Tiger.

A division bench of A M Khanwilkar and R Y Ganoo directed the Amboli police to make Yash Raj Films an accused in the case filed by Anand Panda. Panda had moved the high court stating that the police was refusing to register FIR based on his complaint against the makers of the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger who allegedly infringed on his copyright.

Panda had filed a complaint alleging offences of criminal breach of trust, cheating and various other sections of the Copyright Act, 1957. After Panda approached the court, the police registered an FIR on September 9. However, Yash Raj Films, the producers of the movie, were not named in the FIR.

When the court was informed about this today by Panda's lawyer, the bench directed the production house to be named as an accused. Directing the police to investigate the case fairly, the court disposed of Panda's petition.