Mumbai Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a Delhi resident in connection with the online leak of movie Udta Punjab prior to its release.
The arrest was made after it was found that Dipak Kumar was linked to an illegal torrent upload of the movie. He was arrested following the questioning by the cyber cell of the police, said Mumbai Police’s Cyber Police Station.
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“The complainant was informed that the said movie was leaked on internet on two separate links of website of Torrent.com. On downloading the movie it was revealed that the first sensor copy was stolen and uploaded on Torrent.com by user robby007,” a Mumbai Police statement said.
“During the investigation, it was revealed that website allmovies.com had uploaded the said link on its website. A team visited Delhi and adjoining areas and after diligent efforts Dipak Kumar was traced. He was summoned to the cyber police station, Mumbai, and after thorough investigation, his active role was revealed. He has been arrested,” it added.
Expressing concern over the online leak of Udta Punjab, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan last week said it was big shame for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) if a censor board copy has been leaked.
Earlier this month, it emerged that the Abhishek Chaubey directorial- which has been in news for the makers’ run-in with the censor board- was available on torrent sites for illegal download.
However, soon the download links were “removed due to a copyright complaint”, the websites read.
Udta Punjab, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles, has been passed with A certificate and is currently running in the theatres to positive response.
The Bombay High Court had on June 13 cleared the release of Udta Punjab, whose makers were locked in a dispute with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over censorship issues.
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