Pirated books seized, three arrested

BANGALORE, JULY 24. The City Crime Branch (CCB) officials on Thursday arrested three persons and seized from them 50,000 pirated books and printing equipment together worth Rs. 1.25 crore.

The police said the accused were printing and selling books brought out by leading publishing houses such as Macmillan, Random House, and Bloomsbury. Many of the seized books are novels by Sidney Sheldon, Paulo Coelho, and J.K. Rowling.

The police said the accused were printing the books at a press in Malleswaram after obtaining the metal blocks from a press located at Agrahara Dasarahalli.

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