Porn Film Broadcast In Kerala Bus Station; Bystanders Shocked, Operator Under Arrest

17/06/2015 2:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A man walks past parked buses at a station during a bus strike in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Local transport was affected as bus drivers and assistants of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) continued their strike for a second day to protest the new computerized scheduling system. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Those waiting at a bus station in Kalpetta town in Kerala's Wayanad district were in for a rude shock on Tuesday morning when the two television sets installed to broadcast advertisements suddenly started showing an adult film. As scenes from the porn film made folks of this hill town (known mostly for its beautiful tea and coffee plantations and Jain temples) squirm in embarrassment, police was alerted.

The culprit? Apparently a cable operator who loaded the wrong video clip along with commercials.

Local police sub-inspector James George told HuffPost India over the phone from Kalpetta that they had identified and apprehended the cable operator on duty Manzoor, 38. "He was produced in court today (Wednesday). He says he played the film by mistake," said George.

Manzoor has been booked under section 292 of the Indian Penal Code (obscene and indecent advertisement and display), the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, and various sections of the Information Technology Act.

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