Civil services aspirant arrested for selling downloaded videos of coaching centres – education
A 22-year-old civil service aspirant was arrested for allegedly downloading paid videos from a private training center and selling them at discounted rates on online platforms, police said Thursday.
The defendant Priyadarshan Tiwari, studied at a renowned school, completed his BA Honors graduation and was currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science, they said.
Police said he bought a paid app from a reputable training center in Mukherjee Nagar under a false name and downloaded videos and shared them on online platforms via telegram, Google Drive and YouTube. It also collected videos from other training centers and sold them at discounted rates to civil service applicants. The matter became known after police received a complaint from the training center against unknown persons for allegedly running an organized racket by copying data, downloading and extracting intellectual property, police said.
The plaintiff alleged that due to the crash caused by COVID-19, he launched a mobile application for Android-operated mobile phones and tablets in May to provide training, but in October, he learned that the videos that were uploaded to his mobile application were available. . on a YouTube channel “e-Learning”. The plaintiff further inquired about the matter and contacted a person at iCloud ID, who allegedly tried to sell him videos of his own training classes at a reduced price. According to his complaint, a case was registered at the Maurice Nagar police station, police said.
Through a technical investigation, the bank account where the defendant received the money was traced and arrested, a police officer said.
“During questioning, the defendant revealed that he opened his training institute in Mau, Uttar Pradesh under the name Vision Educare and moved to Delhi where he wanted to open his own civil services training center and apply for UPSC. “He heard about various Telegram groups offering training class videos and since he himself wanted to prepare for civil service, he contacted various people on Telegram and bought an online application under the false name Virat Tiwari,” said Anto Alphonse, deputy Police Commissioner (North).
The defendant then shared the user ID and password of the online application that he had brought to Telegram. He also downloaded videos and saved them to Google Drive and YouTube, the officer said. The police recovered the SIM from the mobile phone number used to open the account at the bank, debit card, mobile phones, including an Iphone 6S that had the iCloud ID, the Gmail ID and the YouTube channel mentioned in the complaint of the victim.
A laptop was also recovered from the defendants’ possession that had several videos of training classes, police said.