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Bengaluru police raid Ola cabs, seize hard disks, electronic devices

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 17, 2017, 2:21 pm IST
Updated Jun 17, 2017, 2:27 pm IST
Police file a copyright infringement case against Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal.
Ola cabs.
 Ola cabs.

Mumbai: Bengaluru police on Saturday raided Ola cabs on complaints that songs and music were illegally downloaded and played in company's taxis without taking requisite permissions.

A report in The Economic Times said that the Bengaluru police also conducted surprise checks on Ola cabs and impounded some of them. Police have lodged a copyright infringement case against Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal and chief technical officer Ankit Bhati on a complaint by Lahari Recording Co.

 

"We have documented all the songs which were playing,” ET quoted a police officer as saying. “The notice has been issued to both the accused to show their copyrights on each song. Both accused didn’t turn up on notice and we will wait for some more time. If they fail to appear, we will arrest them and produce before the court,” the officer added.

However, Ola’s lawyers Luthra & Luthra denied that their client had engaged in any wrongdoing.

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