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man tries to flee from piracy raid, hit by bike

mumbai Updated: Sep 19, 2010 00:45 IST
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While trying to flee from a police raid against piracy, a 20-year-old sustained injuries as he came in front of a bike in Lokhandwala at Andheri (West) on Friday evening.

Manoranajan Maninder Havaldar, the accused, who was later arrested on charges of selling pirated CDs, was first rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital from where he was discharged within a few hours.

According to senior police inspector of Social Service Branch, Arvind Sawant: “Around 5.15 pm on Friday, two teams from our social service branch reached the Lokhandwala bridge after getting a tip off that pirated CDs were being sold there.”

“As soon as our officers went to arrest one of the boys selling the CDs, he started running towards the other end of the road,” added Sawant.

“When he spotted one of the teams standing on the other side as well, he started running on the road and came in the way of a Bajar Pulsar bike and sustained minor injuries,” he added.

According to a Social Service Branch officer: “We immediately rushed him to Kolilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital at the Four Bunglows junction from where he was discharged after medication.”

“The raid was part of a special drive against movie piracy,” said Himanshu Roy, chief of Mumbai police’s crime branch.

Havaldar was then arrested under sections 51, 52 (A), 63, and 68 (A) of the Copyright Acts that deal with selling pirated CDs.

Sawant added that Havaldar was released on bail on Saturday.