Acting on a complaint of Punjabi singer-actor Ravinder Grewal and director Atherv Baluja, police have arrested two film distributors for allegedly releasing their film, Judge Singh LLB, without taking their consent and violating the Copyright Act.
The accused, Sumeet Singh Manchanda and Alpit Bhatia, were produced in the court on Monday and were sent to oneday police custody.
Baluja and Grewal said that Sumeet Singh Manchanda, Alpit Bhatia and Simranjit Singh have cheated them by releasing the film without taking their consent, thus violating the Copyright Act.
“The promoters didn’t even pay copyright amount as well as 57% share of screening the film through DVDs, on YouTube and at cinema halls. They stole our production and illegally earned revenue out of it,” they added.
”Simranjit Singh is absconding and has probably fled to Australia. The trio has been booked under the Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 477-A (falsification of accounts) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code,” said an official of Punjab State Crime Branch.