The Chennai Metro police have arrested three persons in Burma
Bazaar and Mint for selling pirated DVDs of Diwali Tamil release
including Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Vel. Central
Crime Branch Police had mounted a vigil in Burma Bazaar and Mint
Street for the past one week.
The team noticed vendors Syed Mohammad (28) and Zaheer Hussain
(35) selling pirated DVDs by hiding them in a basket of fruits.
Accused Durai (36) was selling VCDs and DVDs by concealing them in
an old dustbin, police said.
They seized as many as 4,375 pirated VCDs and DVDs and a two
wheeler worth Rs 26 lakh. All the three were produced before the
III metropolitan magistrate court in George Town on Tuesday and
later remanded to judicial custody.
When police briefed the happenings to press persons, they
claimed to have been successful in curbing the video piracy market
in the city after seizing VCDs worth Rs 10.34 crore this year. This
is an improvement on last year's figures; the city police seized
about Rs 1 crore worth pirated VCDs in 2006.