New Delhi: The Mumbai police on Wednesday arrested a man in New Delhi in connection with Udta Punjab leak case.
According to the sources, the arrested person has no links with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). A copy of the movie was made available online on several torrentz sites before the release date.
The arrest was made after it was found that Dipak Kumar, a Delhi resident was linked to illegal torrent upload of the movie. He was arrested following the questioning by the cyber cell of the police, said Mumbai Police's Cyber Police Station.
"The complainant was informed that the said movie was leaked on internet on two separate links of website of Torrent.com. On downloading the movie it was revealed that the first sensor copy was stolen and uploaded on Torrent.com by user robby007," a Mumbai Police statement said.
"During the investigation, it was revealed that website allmovies.com had uploaded the said link on its website. A team visited Delhi and adjoining areas and after diligent efforts Dipak Kumar was traced. He was summoned to the cyber police station, Mumbai, and after thorough investigation, his active role was revealed. He has been arrested," it added.
A complaint was lodged with the Mumbai police's cyber crime cell by the producers Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films after the movie with 'for censor' written on the top was leaked on the internet, thereby raising questions about the censor board's role in the leak.
However, the allegations were refuted by Pahlaj Nihalani, saying CBFC has nothing to do with the leak.