Bengaluru youth held for sharing link of 'Pailwaan' online

The police, who launched a probe, came across several Facebook profiles where the link has been shared.

Published: 21st September 2019 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2019 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

poster of film ‘Pailwaan’

poster of film ‘Pailwaan’

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:  A 19-year-old youth has been arrested by sleuths of Cyber Crime for allegedly sharing the online link of actor Sudeep’s ‘Pailwaan’ movie, which hit the screens in five languages last week.

Police said, “As he is fan of another actor, he made sure no other movie did well except his favourite actor’s.” The accused has been identified as Rakesh L alias Rakesh Virat, a resident of Sompura hobli in Nelamangala and is an employee of a private company.

ALSO READ: INTERVIEW | Sudeep became pillar of strength for 'Pailwaan', says director S Krishna

Swapna Krishna, the producer of the movie, had filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime police on Monday, stating that several individuals had been sharing the link of the pirated version of ‘Pailwaan’ on several websites and had sought action against them.

The police, who launched a probe, came across several Facebook profiles where the link has been shared.

“During the probe, it was found that the link was shared by ‘Rakesh Virat (Yuva)’ on Facebook, the same day the film was released. He had also put up a story on his profile asking his friends to message him if they wished to watch the movie and he would send the link. Based on the IP address, the accused was traced and arrested,” police said.

When questioned, Rakesh told the police that he did not do it for monetary gains. “We are investigating to know the source of piracy,” an officer said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Kannada news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

google play app store
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp