Two held; DVD multi-recorders, UPS system and other gadgets used for copying recovered in K. K. Nagar

In a surprise check, a special team of police from Anna Nagar station raided a video parlour in K. K Nagar 80-feet Road and seized 543 CDs of latest Tamil movies and another 118 obscene films.

Based on information gathered from sources, the Inspector General and Commissioner of Police (Madurai City) Sanjay Mathur directed the Anna Nagar police to keep a surveillance.

A team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (law and order) S. Vellai Durai checked the parlour and seized the unauthorised CDs. The name of the accused was given as V. Arumugam (42) son of Vazha Vandan of K. Pudur Karpaga Nagar. Inquiries revealed that the parlour operator had not obtained licence or valid permission from the authorised government agency to sell such CDs. Cases under the Copyrights Act and among others were registered against the accused.

Based on the confession of Arumugam, the police conducted a search in the residence of a person identified as S. Mohammed Ismail (37) son of Showkath Ali of TNHB Colony, Villapuram.

The team seized 3,035 CDs, many DVD multi-recorders, UPS system, writing system and other gadgets used for copying films in blank CDs.

The value was estimated to be around Rs one lakh. It is suspected that Ismail had been supplying such unauthorised CDs to many wholesale/retail dealers in southern districts. Further investigation is on.

The police officers said that public can inform with specific details and that there would be prompt action. The identity of the callers would not be revealed, a senior officer said.

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