Pirated version of 'Radhe' hits social media, FIR lodged
An FIR has been registered against three individual users of WhatsApp and Facebook in connection with a pirated version of the Salman Khan-starrer movie Radhe finding its way on social media platforms, a police official said on Tuesday. According to a complaint, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, was leaked on social media platforms and messaging apps hours after its official release last week.
Accused were offering to sell the movie
The unidentified accused include users of two different mobile numbers on WhatsApp and one Facebook user, who were offering to sell the movie (by download) for payment, the official said. The complaint was filed by ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the film's producer, at the central cyber police station after the movie's pirated version started doing the rounds on various online platforms.
Police is actively working to trace others involved in piracy
Based on the complaint, an FIR has been registered against the trio under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and the Copyright Act, he said, adding a probe was underway. The police said they are actively tracking down the social media accounts and phone numbers on messaging apps involved in the act of piracy.
The film was uploaded on notorious sites soon after release
An official statement from ZEE said, "The officials are actively tracking down the phone numbers involved in this act of piracy, taking the required legal actions." Soon after its release, Radhe was uploaded on notorious sites like Tamilrockerz, understandably worrying the makers, but Mumbai Police had already jumped into action. Notably, DCP (Cyber) Rashmi Karandikar on May 17 said an investigation has been launched.
Salman had appealed to his fans to shun piracy
To recall, just before the release of Radhe, Salman had requested his fans to watch his film only on official platforms, and not fall for piracy. Sharing a small video, he had said, "I want a commitment from all of you that you'll enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid, we want a commitment from the audience- no piracy in entertainment."Share this timeline