Cybercrime Sleuths of Hyderabad have broken an interstate filmpiracy gang for illegally downloading HD print of 'Bahubali - The Conclusion' from a theater in Bihar and blackmailing producers for money. They even tried to blackmail filmmaker Karan Johar.
Police arrested Jitender Kumar Mehta, 37, Taufiq, 27, Rahul Mehta, 26, Md Ali, 39, all from Delhi, Divakar Kumar from Begusarai in Bihar and Chandan from Patna. Another defendant Monu, also of Begusarai, is absconding.
On April 29, CCS Cybercrime Sleuths received a complaint from Prasad Devineni, producer of Bahubali's production company Arka Mediaworks Entertainment Ltd. He claimed that a pirated HD version of the film was made with the intention of blackmailing them.