Mumbai, 29 June-2014, Prasad Bhosekar/Zee Media Bureau: The cyber wing of Hyderabad Police has busted an illegal TV transmission racket. This racket was illegally tapping channels in India and abroad and being broadcast without permission. The miscreants who were behind this activity have caused an annual loss of rupees 6000 crore to the film industry and T.V. broadcasters.
In Secunderbad’s Trimulgherry area, the racket was busted after a raid was carried out to only find out about the illegal business of TV cable transmission. According to the police, Jaadu T.V. management used to illegally trap several Indian and foreign channels and broadcast them and through live streaming they broadcast to 115 Indian channels and several foreign channels were transmitted in 15 countries. This gang has done a ware-separation worth crores of rupees. As a result of this standby, the payment would not reach the channels. The police have so far arrested four people involved in the case- M Reddy, Police Commissioner, Hyderabad.
According to the police, Jaadu Management have been illegally selling set top boxes in America, Britain and Australia.
The customers would have to pay just $200 for the set top boxes and no subscription charges and could conveniently connect internet to these STB’s and watch a channel of their choice.
According to the police, these people had started a similar business in Hyderabad but kept changing locations to avoid the police.
The police has booked the gang members under various sections of the IPC, IT and Cable TV Act. Police are on the lookout for the mastermind, Sumit Ahuja who is believed to be hiding abroad. A Red Corner Notice (RCN) has already been issued to ensure his arrest.
This raid is not only a warning to those who run an illegal TV transmission racket but an alert to those viewers who watch TV procured from this illegal connection