Mumbai cyber crime cell arrest man behind ‘Udta Punjab’ leak
A week after the makers of ‘Udta Punjab’ filed a complaint with the Mumbai cyber cell department concerning the leak of their film online, cops managed to arrest a 25-year-old from Delhi in connection with the crime.
The film, which was shrouded in controversy since weeks before it’s release, had been leaked on torrents two days before it’s theatrical release of June 17. Since the leaked print carried a ‘censor’ watermark, many believed it was the handiwork of someone connected with the CBFC.
Immediately after the leaked print surfaced online, the legal department of Phantom Films Pvt Ltd filed a complaint with Mumbai cyber cell. A cause under relevant sections of the IPC and IT act was registered and investigations began.
A week into the investigation, cops arrested Dipak Kumar from Delhi in connection with the leak. Preliminary information suggests that the accused earns his living by uploading pirated copy of films on his website.
While tracing the leaked copy on the internet, cops found that the first link of the movie was uploaded by the website ‘allzmovies.in’. That website finally led them to the accused.
When asked whether the accused was connected with the CBFC in any way, cops said that it was too early in the investigation to divulge additional details.