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Mumbai: 2.5 lakh porn CDs found from flat; kin of actress arrested

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Mumbai, Jan 10: In a sensational case, 2.5 lakh porn CDs, DVDs and a laptop were recovered on Thursday from an IAS official's apartment in a high- profile residential complex in Lokhandwala in suburban Oshiwara locality in north Mumbai.

According to reports, the owner of the flat has been identified as Om Prakash Gupta, who is the General manager in the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) Undertaking.

Tenants- The actress Misti Mukherjee's family involved?

Misti Mukherjee clears the air over porn CDs found from her flatMisti Mukherjee clears the air over porn CDs found from her flat

The 3-BHK apartment is located on the 15th floor in the Meera Cooperative Housing Society and was rented for Rs 80, 000 per month.

When police raided the flat, they reportedly found "stacks of CDs and DVDs were spread all over the house. "In the kitchen, bathroom, hall, and bedrooms of the residence".

Another report said that at the time of the raid, Misti Mukherjee and her male friend Rakesh Katoria were present at the flat alongwith her parents and brother.

During interrogation, family members revealed that they purchased porn films from the South, copied them onto separate CDs and sold them at various places in the city and in Thane district.

Misti's brother Samarth told police, "I'm diabetic and have no interest in sexual activities. The doctor has declared me impotent. I myself have bought all these CDs, as I like to watch them."

Father-son duo arrested

On Friday, both father-son duo were arrested by the city police who claimed to have busted a pornographic CD and DVD supply racket. Misti and her 59-year old mother were detained.

The two accused were booked under section 292 (sale of obscene material) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66 (A), 67 (A), and 67 (B) of the IT Act. The duo will be produced in court today.

A senior police officer said that the raid was followed by a tip-off that a large a number of pornographic CDs and DVDs were stashed in flat number 1502 in the C-wing of the housing society.

"We will verify all the seized material. If anything is found suspicious, we will book the actress and her mother as well," a senior inspector said.

During the probe, police also found out that before renting out the flat, the legal procedures including police verification were not followed by the owner.

What the owner of the flat, OP Gupta says:

Gupta maintains that all the legal formalities were done before renting the flat to Mukherjee.

Gupta has been staying in an another government flat opposite the Cricket Club of India (CCI). He also said that he is not aware of what was going inside the flat.

"There was no complaint against the family. Whatever happened is very unfortunate and they will be removed immediately", he said.

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