In an illegal connection of a piracy film, police arrested three temporary employees at regional office of the Censor Board. ‘Premam’ which was a Malayalam blockbuster film was uploaded on the internet and the pirated version had Censor Board water mark. This made suspicion of Censor Board employees that revealed astonishing utterance.
Police investigation revealed that those three temporary employees were involved in piracy of the film and confirmed their suspicion. Regarding the film’s leakage, cops mentioned about the three members implicated. They are Arun Kumar (24), Lithin (25) from Nedumangad and Kumaran (28) of Kovalam. By the arrest of these culprits, producers of the film received some relief.
The confirmation news of Alphonse Puthren’s ‘Premam’ film leakage came out on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram. On 27th July they were arrested by Anti-Piracy Cell of Kerala police for leaking ‘Premam’ copy online. The accused people resigned in June from the Censor board. Later Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) made clear that it has no direct connections regarding leakage.
Anti-Piracy Cell SP Pradeep Kumar said,”In this case we have not been able to find that any Censor (Board) officer was involved.”
32 external storage devices which include mobile phones, DVD’s and hard disks from Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram has been seized where the post production work was held as part of editing. Anti-Piracy Cell DySP M Iqbal said, more people will be arrested in coming days and considerable evidence was collected before the arrest of those three employees.