The probe into the "Premam" piracy row has reached a breakthrough as the piracy cell of police arrested three Class 12 students from Kollam on Tuesday. Police have held the arrested students for uploading the censor copy of the movie online.
The police sources claimed that the students uploaded the "Premam" video on 22 June on torrent using a fake IP address. They have now been taken to Trivandrum for further questioning as it is being suspected that they have connections with the pirated CD mafia.
The students have reportedly admitted to the police that they received the censor copy of the movie from abroad.
"The students told the police that they were provided with the 'censor copy' of the movie from people abroad and that they did chat with them online. The boys used a fake IP address to upload the movie on a Torrent site," reported Manorama Online
Meanwhile, foreign links to the case have led the police to doubt some conspiracy behind the case and they are yet to figure out how the censor copy leaked.
Producer of the movie, Anwar Rasheed, appeared before the cyber cell to give his statement on Monday and police had also questioned the crew of "Premam". The enquiry is also focused on two studios that are based in Kochi and Trivandrum, where the post production works of the film had taken place.
Meanwhile, the police have assured that the case is on right track but might take more time to resolve as it involves a lot of technical aspects.
"There are lots of technical aspects to be probed in this case and hence it might take time, but nevertheless, we expect to crack the case," Director General of Police TP Senkumar told IANS.