Bengaluru-based music label MRT Music, which owns the rights to all the songs in the superhit ‘KGF Chapter 2’, has lodged an FIR against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, for using the film’s songs in the marketing videos of his Bharat Jodo Yatra without prior permission.
In a statement released by the music label’s counsel Narasimhan Sampath, the team stated, “The present complaint has been filed against the Indian National Congress represented by its General Secretary, Sri Jairam Ramesh, Smt Supriya Shrinate, Sri Rahul Gandhi for infringement of copyrights owned by MRT Music.”
The statement further read, “These unlawful actions committed by a national political party reflects their blatant disregard to the rule of law and the rights of private individuals and entities while they are conducting this Bharat Jodo Yatra to seek an opportunity to govern the country and frame legislations for protecting the rights of the common man and businesses.”
“MRT Music has filed the present complaint only to enforce its statutory rights and has no intentions to tarnish the image of any political party,” it added.
Based on the complaint submitted by MRT Music, the police have registered an FIR for offences punishable under sections 403, 465 and 120B r/w Section 34 of the IPC and under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and under Section 63 of the Copyrights Act, 1957.