Published On : Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

Illegal trade of books unearthed: Copyright violation alleged

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Nagpur: Seven persons have been booked for printing books in the name of Delhi based companies under the jurisdiction of Sitabuldi Police Station. The seven accused include a woman too. It is alleged that these seven accused were illegally printing books in the name of Delhi based publishing houses and selling them in Nagpur after affixing fake holograms.

According to police sources, Sanjeev Kumar Raghav a resident of Swarnajayanti Puram (Ghaziabad) lodged a complaint in Sitabuldi Police Station on November 13, 2016 some unscrupulous accused are selling books printed locally in the name of big Publishing Houses based in Delhi in the second-hand-book stalls near Morris College T-Point and in the foot-path on Temple Bazaar Road near Bombay Medical Stores.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by Sanjeev Kumar Raghav, the cops of Sitabuldi Police Station raided a few road-side vendors and registered cases against seven accused including:

  • Nikesh Fulzhale aged 38 years and a resident of Balabhaupeth, Panchpaoli
  • Indubai Bindurkar Patil aged 65 years and a resident of Mominpura, Bhankheda
  • Murli Balramji Bhoyar aged 45 years and a resident of Vinoba Bhave Nagar, Yashodhara Nagar
  • Subhash Dayal Patil aged 38 years and a resident of Bhim Nagar, Ajni
  • Harish Paikuji Wahane aged 44 years and a resident of Balabhau Peth, Panchpaoli
  • Sumit Anand Thool aged 26 years and a resident of Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Kunjilal Peth, Rameshwari Road and
  • Akshay Wahane aged 38 years and a resident of Balabhau Peth, Panchpaoli.

The cops of Sitabuldi Police Station booked these accused under Sections 420, 465, 467,468, 471, 472, 474 and Under Sub-Section 63 of Copyright Act. The cops of Sitabuldi Police Station have also arrested Nikesh, Murli, Subhash, Harish, Sumit and Akshay. However, accused Indubai Bindurkar Patil escaped and is said to be absconding. The cops are on her trail.

Based on investigations, it was revealed that these accused have printed books in the name of Laxmi Publications, New Delhi, S Chand and Company Private Limited, New Delhi, Khanna Publication, New Delhi, Dhanpatrao Publications, New Delhi, Made Easy Publication, New Delhi. These accused had illegally made copies of books printed by these famous Publishing Houses. To make the book look original and genuine, these accused had also affixed holograms of these companies.