Baahubali 2: Police arrested 6 people who tried to extort money from the makers

The cyber crime police of Hyderabad arrested six people for allegedly trying to extort money from Karan Johar and other producers of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. They had demanded Rs 15 lakh from the makers and threatened to circulate a pirated copy if there demand isn’t met.

Police arrested Rahul Mehta (26), Jitender Kumar Mehta (37) Taufiq (27) Md Ali (39) all from Delhi. Divakar Kumar (owner of Veena Cinema Hall at Teghra Begusarai in Bihar) and Chandan from Patna, while another accused Monu from Begusarai, Bihar is absconding.

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On April 29, cyber crime sleuths of the CCS, received a complaint from Arka Mediaworks and the producer alleged that one Rahul approached them posing as a member of an anti-piracy agency and demanded Rs 15 lakh from the producers to not upload the HD copy of the film online.

Investigation has also revealed that the accused Monu had helped the gang to get copy the digital print of the film with the digital key supplied by the distributor.

Now Karan Johar and other producers and distributors of this magnum opus can breathe a sigh of relief.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is on a record-breaking spree and is just inches awar from reaching the coveted Rs 1500 crore mark.

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