Around 80,000 fake Set Top Boxes seized in a raid by police at Noida from the premises of 4 Muskman Electronics Pvt Ltd. Noida police arrested Chinese director of the company and an Indian employee. During the raid a note counting machine was also recovered.
These fake Set Top Boxes broadcasted Pakistani TV channels and adult contents against Indian Government Broadcasting Rules.
4 Muskman Electronics Pvt Ltd sold these fake Set Top Boxes across India on cheap rates without printing any MRP on them. This way, the company also avoided paying any GST on these products.
It is alleged that the company illegally imported these Set Top Boxes from China by labelling them computer parts to avoid paying any customs duty.
Tax officials have also started a probe against the company over allegations of tax avoidance.
This business of selling fake Set Top Boxes is not only a violation of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) but also a threat to national security. These Set-Top Boxes were fitted with WiFi dongles, which not only showed illegal content but also stole data / information of DTH companies.