New Delhi: After almost a week since the movie ‘Udta Punjab’ was leaked online, the Mumbai police have managed to make a first arrest. Media reports have it that police have arrested the owner of torrent website allmoviez.in, the site on which allegedly the first download link of the movie appeared.
The censor copy of Abhishek Choubey directorial was leaked online just two days before its slated release on June 17. The producers of the movie Anurag Kashyap and Ekta Kapoor, had lodged a complaint with the cyber crime cell for damage control.
The accused in this case was arrested after conducting searches in Delhi.
“The complainant was informed that the said movie was leaked on internet on two separate links of website of Torrent.com. On downloading the movie it was revealed that the first sensor copy was stolen and uploaded on Torrent.com by user robby007,” a Mumbai Police statement said.
“During the investigation, it was revealed that website allmovies.com had uploaded the said link on its website. A team visited Delhi and adjoining areas and after diligent efforts Dipak Kumar was traced. He was summoned to the cyber police station, Mumbai, and after thorough investigation, his active role was revealed. He has been arrested,”
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The copy of the movie which was leaked had ‘Censor Copy’ written on it, which made many point fingers at the Central Board of Film Certification. However, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani denied these allegations saying that the board knows its job.
The movie was released on June 17 after a long tussle with the CBFC. The certification board had suggested around 89 cuts in the movie which the makers challenged at the Bombay High Court. The neo noir drama was given a green signal from the court after just one cut.