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Noida firm illegally airs Dish TV content, director arrested

Noida: Noida Phase-III police have arrested the director of a cable set-top box assembling company for allegedly selling set-top boxes by hacking the frequency band and copying technique of Dish TV cable service provider thus causing a loss worth crores to the company as well as Government of India.

According to police, the arrested person has been identified as Gajendra Singh, native of Najafgarh area in Delhi. "Police are yet to trace a Chinese national who is the CEO of company and has been identified as Fen Chun Jao alias Jerry," said police officials.

Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (City), Noida said that the company had manufactured set-top boxes which hacked frequencies of various channel bands without having license for the same.

"Police received a complaint from Dish TV which informed that the company named 4-Muskman, situated in sector 63 of Noida, has been selling signals of some paid channels by hacking their frequencies which is causing a loss worth crores to Dish TV as well as government of India. An investigation was launched and police arrested the accused from the company on Wednesday," said Jaiswal.

"Preliminary investigations showed that the company had hacked signals of some paid channels while some porn sites which have been blocked by the government of India were also being accessed by them. The company had violated IT act and copyright act and also caused a huge loss to the government of India by doing the crime. It also came to light that the company was being run by a Delhi-based and a Chinese national who are director and CEO in the company. We have formed teams to nab the Chinese national as well," added Jaiswal.

Police have recovered around 42 set-top boxes, 2 laptops, remotes and a large quantity of parts used to manufacture the set-top boxes.

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