Police in Shillong have registered a case against the publisher and seized around 123 books carrying an "objectionable picture" of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a beer can on the other which has sparked a controversy triggering condemnations from various quarters.
He said a police team will be leaving for Delhi soon to carry forward the investigation, indicating that persons responsible would be arrested.Authorities of St Joseph Girls Higher Secondary School here, where the cursive writing book was supplied among the students of Class I to IV, yesterday filed an FIR against the publisher after the objectionable picture of Christ came to notice.The cursive writing book meant for Class I is a spelling tutor. For the alphabet 'I', the word 'Idol' is used in the book. Against this word is printed the picture of Jesus Christ with the scandalous representation.
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