In a breakthrough, Mumbai Police Cyber Cell has arrested a person from New Delhi who is allegedly linked to the online leak of the recent film Udta Punjab two days prior to its release, an official said. Identified as Dipak Kumar, he was arrested after interrogation by the police. “The complainant was informed that the said movie was leaked on internet on two separate links of website torrent.com. On downloading the movie, it was revealed that the first censor copy was stolen and uploaded on torrent.com by user robby007,” the Cyber Cell said in a statement. Also Read - HBO is releasing tons of TV shows and Movies free to Non-SubscribersAlso Read - Amazon prime horror movie to watch in this Coronavirus Lockdown
It added that during investigations, it was found another website, allmovies.com had uploaded that link. The Mumbai Police team visited New Delhi and surrounding areas and managed to trace Dipak Kumar. He was taken to the Cyber Police Station and after his active role in the issue was confirmed, he was arrested. Also Read - Latest Bollywood Movie to be digitally released on Amazon Prime Video in April 2020
After it came to light that the film had been leaked two days prior to its official release in theatres, the websites download links were cancelled citing grounds of a copyright violation complaint. Udta Punjab, which was in a major controversy with the Central Board of Film Certification, was released on June 13 with an “A” Certificate and stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor-Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.