Eighty men were arrested for watching porn at the Raj Video Theatre in the Bamroli area of Surat on Tuesday morning.
Acting on a tip from an informant, Umra police arrested theater manager Dinesh Yadav and seized a video projector, DVD player, VCD player and 10 adult DVDs. Police also raided the home of theater owner Mahesh Patel in Varachha, only to find the businessman had fled. Patel's license to exhibit movies will be cancelled, police said.
"We received a tip-off, but when our staff went to the theatre in the evening, they were screening Hindi films," Inspector B D Tandel of Umra Police Station told expressindia.com. "Then our informer said that porn movies were being screened in the morning from 7-9 am."
Tandel described the audience as "mostly teenagers working as labourers in nearby textile industries. The theatre owner used to put up banners of Hindi films outside the theatre, but his regular customers knew when he would be screening x-rated movies.''