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Underworld links in film piracy racket being probed: Maria

mumbai Updated: Sep 25, 2009 13:01 IST

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Police are probing underworld links in the Bollywood film's piracy racket, in which eight persons including senior officials of big distribution firms were arrested.

"We are probing the case from all possible angles, including underworld links here in India and Pakistan," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria said.

Asked if there is any role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his brother Anees Ibrahim in the racket, Maria "the names of those involved in the racket will be revealed at an appropriate time."

"Some more are likely to be arrested," he said adding, "Asif and Zubair, the receivers of pirated movies in Pakistan, are distributors there."

Cash of Rs three lakh belonging to an arrested accused Rajesh Choudhary was recovered from his wife's locker, he said.

"During the interrogation, Chaudhary, the associate vice- president of UFO company, told that there is some money kept in the locker in North Canara GSB Bank in suburban Malad. We have recovered the cash," Maria said.

"Chaudhary told us that so far he had smuggled pirated DVDs of at least 10 movies since six months," Maria said.