Discs of new Tamil movies had been circulating in the city for over a year
A video piracy wing team of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Saturday morning busted a gang printing stickers and covers for pirated CDs.
The discs of new Tamil movies and films with pornographic content had been circulating in the city for over a year. Six persons were arrested and printing equipment seized.
According to R. Vasunthara, assistant commissioner of police, Video Piracy Wing (in-charge), following specific information, a raid was carried out in a building located in an interior part of the vegetable market on Malaiperumal Street, Broadway.
“The illegal unit was located behind a cramped shop selling plantain leaves. A narrow passage on its left led us to a building which housed the printing and lamination unit with large equipment illegally producing stickers and covers for the pirated CDs,” Ms. Vasunthara said.
The kingpin of the group, Sivakumar (36) of Old Washermenpet, his accomplices, Marimuthu (30), Karthik (31), Santhosh (29), Thamim Ansari (26) and the owner of the building Dharani (54) were arrested. The six men were remanded to custody and sent to Puzhal prison.
An offset printing machine, a lamination machine, stickers, covers, 3,800 pirated CDs and other items worth a total of Rs. 49.25 lakh were seized from the premises, CCB sources said.