AACT raid unearths pirated discs worth Rs 4.2 mn

MUMBAI: A week after launching its new toll-free number, Alliance Against Copyright Theft (AACT) continued its efforts to curb and eradicate piracy.

Along with various enforcement agencies and local police, AACT conducted raids across Mumbai and Gujarat that led to the seizure of close to 42,000 pirated discs estimated to cost over Rs 4.2 million.

A joint team from AA Khan and Associates and PI Waagh from Rabodi Police station raided a warehouse at Thane Rabodi area, near Hakkani Masjid.

During the operation close to 23,500 discs were seized with more than 2,000 DVDs of the Imran Khan Sonam Kapoor starrer I hate Luv Storys along with those of Rajneeti, Raavan, Housefull, Krantiveer.

In other joint raids conducted across Mumbai by enforcement agencies and local police, 5,500 pirated discs were seized near Andheri Station (west). Three raids were conducted near Bandra Talao including a raid on a small warehouse near a Pan Bakda stall where a total of 2,270 pirated DVDs of films like Toy Story 3, Rajneeti and Kites were seized.

Similarly a raid in Pali Naka in Khar unearthed about 1350 pirated DVDs of films like Toy Story 3, Harry Potter 7 along with Ravaan and Rajneeti.

In Gujarat, a joint operation by Ahmedabad Crime Branch conducted at Godasar raided a private premise where newly released DVDs were being duplicated. The police arrested one person and seized 12 DVD writers, 300 blanks, 700 DVD’s including prints of films like Raavan, Rajneeti and Kites among others.

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