Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Court frees 75-yr-old of 'obscenity' tag in Mumbai -

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    • Hetal Vyas / DNA
    • Almost 15 years after he was booked in a case of ‘obscenity’, 71-year-old Harkishan Chhatlani is finally breathing easy. Taking note of a total failure on the part of the Social Service Branch of Mumbai police to prove a case of alleged obscenity against the South Mumbai-based senior citizen, a magistrate’s court acquitted him of all charges early this week.
    • Mumbai:
    • Chhatlani was booked by the Social Service Branch in July 1995, for allegedly importing American magazines, which allegedly contained obscene photos of a man and woman resembling a Hindu god and goddess in the nude.

      Chhatlani, owner and partner of India Book Distributors at Nariman Point, was also charged with intent to insult the sentiments of Hindus by deliberately distributing copies of the magazines.

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