Udta Punjab Leak: Mumbai Police Nabs Suspect


New Delhi: A Delhi resident was arrested by Mumbai Police on Wednesday in connection with Bollywood movie Udta Punjab leaking online two days ahead of its release in theaters.

The film’s producers had lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police in Mumbai after a copy of the film with ‘for censor’ written on the top left was leaked on various torrent websites, thereby raising questions about role of the censor board — Central Board of Film Certification — in the leak.

However, CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani had rejected the allegations saying the board has nothing to do with the leak. “The person responsible has already been identified and the leak will be tracked down. We will cooperate if we are approached as part of the investigation,” Nihalani said.

The makers of Udta Punjab struggled to remove copies of the movie that were available for download on torrent sites.