Video piracy: Shocking details on arrest of admin

By NT Bureau Published on Sep 13, 2017 04:43 PM IST

Chennai: The Video Piracy Cell of the State police today confirmed the identity of Gowri Shankar as third administrator of, ending confusion that prevailed since his arrest last evening.

The Video Piracy Cell Inspector Durai has taken in-charge of the case and it is expected that Gowri Shankar will be formally arrested before this evening. "A search hunt has been launched to arrest the other two administrators of the online portal, police said.

A multiple theories were circulated over his identity. Initially he was pinned as an administrator of another torrent site,

Surprisingly, both and took to the Twitter to refute the claims.

Actor Vishal, who had promised to curb piracy in the film industry, has been working towards curbing piracy from the day he took over as President of the Tamil Film Producers’ Council.

He set up an anti-piracy cell to curb piracy. Piracy and especially online piracy have been bogging the film industry for several years now.

In yet another attempt to stop piracy, Vishal has announced a Rs one lakh reward for anyone giving information about newly released films being copied at the theatres through mobile phones, cameras and other devices.

This reward is sure to halt the process of making pirated CDs. It may be mentioned here that director Mysskin has been appointed as the chief of the anti-piracy cell


How TFPC lured the pirate of and brought him to books

The Producers Council set up a anti-piracy centre in Tirupattur some months back.

The team from the centre posed as persons involved in piracy racket and built a good rapport with Gowri Shankar, who owns a browsing center in the town.

The team supplied few film DVDs to Gowri and sought his help to write in a compact-disc. Also, they captured the whole process with a video recorder to lend credence to it," sources said.

The team promised Gowri Shankar to visit Chennai to receive a master copy of a brand new flick.

A meeting was convened at a producer's office located at Triplicane High Road last evening. The team alerted the police when they were in the middle of the conversation.

Police rushed to the place and arrested Gowri Shankar