thop tv: Maharashtra cybercrime arrested Thop TV developer for piracy on Viacom18’s complaint

The Maharashtra Cyber ​​Crime Cell, Mumbai has arrested Subhanjan Kayet, developer of the pirated websites and platform called Thop TV, for illegally streaming and televising the content of Viacom18’s channels and their OTT platform – Voot.

Viacom18 said in a statement that it is working closely with the cybercrime cell to continue to fight digital piracy and intrusion on content use.

Kayet was arrested and produced before Esplanade Court last week and was sent to five-day police custody given the seriousness of the offense.

The Maharashtra Cyber ​​Crime Cell has also frozen its bank accounts in which it allegedly obtained the illegal proceeds of illegal activities.

He has been under arrest for the last few months after his bail applications were rejected by the courts in Kolkata and Mumbai.

Sanjay Shintre, Superintendent of Police, Maharashtra Cyber, Mumbai, said “Special Anti-Piracy Unit MIPCU (Maharashtra Intellectual Property Crime Unit) arrested accused Subhanjan Samiran Kayet from 24 Paragana, West Bengal, because he appears to be the main developer from the Thop TV app. We have enough evidence about this. ”

“We are grateful to the Maharashtra Cyber ​​for continuing to take action against piracy.

community in general. The killers will be found and brought to justice, “said a spokesman for the entertainment network.

In July last year, the complaints made by Star India, Viacom18 and other broadcasters led to the arrest of Satish Venkateshwarlu, founder and CEO of Thop TV.

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