Like other big cities, pirated books have stealthily made its entry into Orange City long time back and it was mostly felt that the system had come to stay. But, action has now come against it after a complaint has been filed. In a first action of its kind, city police have cracked down on the pirated books business and arrested six book shop owners in this connection. The cops also seized copied and pirated books worth Rs 10 lakh. During the raid, it was unearthed that the accused were selling pirated books of professional courses like engineering, medical, chemistry and other such courses.
On Wednesday, Rajesh Mishra, of Saikrishna Associates, New Delhi lodged a complaint with DCP Sunil Kolhe that some people are selling pirated books at Morris College T Point. Kolhe issued directives for initiating action against such people. The guidance for the action was given by ACP Niliesh Raut and ultimately action was taken by police inspector, B M Powar, police inspector, Sonali Patil, Anita Jaipurkar, police sub-inspector, Kohale, Ramanand Thakur, Suresh Panghare, police constable, Subhash, Ghanashyam, Gopal, Sanjay Pandey.
The police party raided the shops near Moris College T Point and arrested the accused Sunil Patil, resident of Bhimnagar, Harish Wahane, resident of Balabhaupeth, Digambar Titarmare, resident of Hazaripahad, Avinash Patil-Bhimnagar, Nikesh Fulzele- Balabhaupeth and Amarnath Meshram- Jaibhimnagar.
The infiltration of pirated books through city markets was causing huge revenue loss to the big publishers. However the poor students who were feeding on such literature at low prices were main purchasers here and will have to face the heat of high books price in future.