A bus stand in Kerala’s Wayanad district left hundreds of passengers shell-shocked and deeply embarrassed when a television set installed to broadcast advertisements suddenly started showing a pornographic video.

Ksrtc bus stand, Kalpetta, Waynard (Twitter)According to witnesses the video played out for almost half an hour as horrified bystanders squirmed in embarrassment.

The drama came to an end when someone found an iron rod and struck down the power cable.

Police were alerted and caught the cable operator known as Manzoor, who confessed he had plugged in the wrong pen drive which contained pornographic material.

Manzoor was later 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.