Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 15: Five members of Tamil Rockers were arrested by the Kerala Police on Thursday for pirating new South Indian movies and uploading them on the ill-famed piracy website. The police, according to the reports, arrested the Tamil Rockers members men following the ads that have appeared on these websites. The police reportedly contacted a person from the piracy racket which helped them nab the members of Tamil Rockers pirating South Indian movies. Also Read - The White Tiger Full HD Available For Free Download Online on Tamilrockers And Other Torrent Sites
The accused men have been identified as Villupuram native Karthi, his accomplice Suresh, TNRockers owner Prabhu, DVD Rockers owner Tirunelveli native Johnson and his accomplice Maria John, according to a report. The men have reportedly earned over Rs 1 crore through piracy over the last few years. Also Read - WandaVision Full HD Available For Free Download Online on Tamilrockers And Other Torrent Sites
The members of Tamil Rockers used to upload pirated movies on 19 domains including tamilrockers.in, tamilrockers.ac, tamilrockers.me, tamilrockers.co, tamilrockers.is among others. While Karti and Suresh made up to Rs 1 crore from uploading pirated movies, the others made around Rs 75 lakh each. Also Read - Red Full HD Available For Free Download Online on Tamilrockers and Other Torrent Sites
“All the gang members were technically qualified. It even included MSc and BSc holders in computer science. They used to record movies in pieces from various parts of the world and join it. We are trying to trace more members of the gang including Karthi’s brothers,”Anti-piracy cell SP B. K. Prasanthan Kani was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.
Tamil Rockers primarily operated from Villupuram. The cops have also recovered laptops, hard disks and other items used to record and then upload movies to the piracy websites.