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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Pirated books seized from illegal printing press in Delhi

The officer said Chaudhary was arrested last Tuesday after the police received a tip-off that he was publishing pirated National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in Ghazipur.

delhi Updated: Mar 19, 2019 05:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Nearly 4,000 pirated NCERT books were recovered from a college dropout who was running an illegal printing press in east Delhi’s Ghazipur(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Nearly 4,000 pirated NCERT books were recovered from a college dropout who was running an illegal printing press in east Delhi’s Ghazipur(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
         

Nearly 4,000 pirated NCERT books were recovered from a college dropout who was running an illegal printing press in east Delhi’s Ghazipur, police said on Monday.

According to Rajiv Ranjan, additional commissioner of police (crime branch), the arrested man, identified as Abhishek Chaudhary (28), was taking “advantage of the increased demand for the books after the government ’s efforts to make NCERT textbooks mandatory in CBSE-affiliated schools”.

The officer said Chaudhary was arrested last Tuesday after the police received a tip-off that he was publishing pirated National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in Ghazipur. “He was using latest machines for printing these textbooks and procured the NCERT watermark paper from Chawri Bazar in central Delhi and sold the books across the country,” said the officer.

Apart from printing machines, the alleged recovery included 3,165 printed textbooks and 700 unfinished books.

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 05:54 IST