China-made pornographic lighters, pens seized

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Mumbai, Sep 20 (UNI) The Social Service Branch (SSB) of the Mumbai Police has seized 9,26,000 pieces of China-made cigarette lighters and 38,000 ball pens containing pornographic pictures, and arrested one person in this connection.

Addressing media persons here today, Commissioner of Police D N Jadhav said the SSB, after receiving a tip-off raided a godown located behind the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at Musafir Khana and apprehended Shakil Ahmed Mohammed Yasin yesterday.

The Commissioner said Yasin was a regular importer of China-made gift items and he had purchased the consignment of lighters and pens with pornographic pictures from an exporter.

Interestingly, the lighters and pens were inserted with a capsule size projector, when pressed would display pornographic images on any solid surface.

The lighters and pens were being sold at Rs 50 and Rs 30 respevctively.

When quizzed further, Mr Jadhav said the accused had planned to sell the China-made objects pan-India. However, a similar consignment of 300 pens was seized by the Kerala police recently.

Menawhile, investigations had begun to trace the exporter, he added.


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