A police complaint was registered against Yash Raj Films Company and its directors for allegedly pocketing ₹100 crore by collecting music royalties of members of the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS).
The IPRS recently filed a complaint against the production house by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police.
The Society alleged that Yash Raj Films did not let them collect royalties from telecom companies, radio stations and music streaming platforms. The FIR mentions the names of YRF and its directors Aditya and Uday Chopra.
The complainant claimed the IPRS has the exclusive right to collect royalties on behalf of artists and music producers but the YRF collected it without authorization.
The case has been registered under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Copyright Act, the official added.
Yash Raj is still to speak about the allegations publicly.