The Cyber Crime Police has recently arrested the owner of a website for allegedly putting up the leaked censor copy of Udta Punjab on his website and torrent. Dipak Kumar (25) was nabbed by the police from Mumbai on Wednesday. Kumar hails from Delhi.
A DNA report states that, according to the police, Kumar was taken into custody after getting confirmed information on his involvement in the film leak. As per the complaint lodged by the legal teams of The producers of Udta Punjab had earlier lodged a complaint against the film’s copy getting leaked on the internet on June 15. The film went viral on a large scale, allowing users to download it illegally.
“Preliminary interrogation of Kumar revealed that two separate links of websites of Torrent were made by user robby007. On downloading the movie, it was revealed that the first censor copy of the movie was stolen and was uploaded on Torrent. Our probe revealed that website allzmovies.in had uploaded the links on the websites,” said a crime branch officer.
“We are probing whether someone from the team associated with the movie or with the censor board had helped Kumar with the leaked copy. As per the doubts raised by the production team in their complaint, the members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) are allegedly involved behind the copy leak since the leaked version had “FOR CENSOR’ notice on it,” said the officer.
“We believe that there are more persons who are responsible for committing the crime and after diligent efforts and investigations we have arrested Kumar. The accused professionally and illegally uploads the movies on the internet along with social media and makes it viral by preparing links with downloading options. He has uploaded pirated movies on the internet in the past. We are still investigating the case and our inquiries with the censor board and production teams is in process,” said deputy commissioner of police, Cyber Crime, Sachin Patil. After the film went viral on internet, the film fraternity criticised the leak and requested viewers to watch the film in theatres.