Huge cache of pirated CDs seized in Punjab

November 18th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) The Punjab police Thuesday seized around 1,000 pirated CDs and arrested two men after a tip-off from the officials of the Indian Music Industry, a consortium of 142 firms.”The raids were conducted at Sethi Electronics and Sonu CD centre in Amritsar district. We seized a large number of pirated CDs, MP3s, DVDs and VCDs of latest Bollywood movies,” a senior police official said.

The police have arrested Vishal Kumar Sethi and Surinder Kumar and have slapped a case for piracy against them.

Indian Music Industry’s general secretary Savio D’Souza said the entire music industry suffers losses worth Rs.6 billion annually due to piracy.

“Such raids will prove beneficial for the industry and also boost the morale of the artistes,” he said.

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