Chennai, Nov 26 (UNI) Twelve special police teams have been formed to keep a watch on students using mobile phones in schools despite the government's ban, a top police official said today.
Talking to reporters here, CB-CID IG (Crime) Karan Sinha also warned of arresting those students who were found misusing camera mobiles on the school premises.
''The state government has announced a ban on mobile phones in schools that come under its purview, irrespective of the age of the students,'' he added.
Despite the ban, many students were still misusing the technology and were found sending obscene films after downloading them from computers.
''In order to keep a strict vigil on this we have set up special parties and those who found misusing the mobiles will be arrested under the Copyright Act,'' he said.
CB-CID (SIT) DIG R Arumugham, CB-CID SP Baland and DSP Rajendran, who were also present, said so far this year the anti-video piracy cell had registered 1,673 cases, arrested as many people and seized Rs 17.28 crore worth of pirated VCDs of both Tamil and porno films.
So far, ten people were arrested under Goondas Act for selling pirated VCDs.
Recently, a man identified as Kasim (23) of Vysarpadi was arrested for printing several copies of new Tamil films.
Adequate steps, including strengthening the video piracy cell with more personnel, were being initiated to put an end to the pirated VCD menace in Tamil Nadu, they said and added that efforts were also on to improve the conviction rate.