Ordered adult toy from global ecommerce website and parcel is with customs and received a notice for the same. What to do?

Situation : Hello, I ordered an adult toy from a global e-commerce website. It was intended for personal use only and not for reselling. Yesterday i received a notice from FPO that they have held my parcel stating that it is illegal to import adult toys in India. I want to know the best course of action for me. Should i provide the proofs that they are demanding viz transaction copy, payment copy and identification copy duly self certified & say that i was unaware about the law and i am ready for the parcel being confiscated by them. Or should i absolutely deny that i never ordered any such item and let the parcel be confiscated. Can i claim that i haven't ordered it and get rid of it without getting penalized? Would the customs go to such extent as to retrieving the IP address of the connection from which the toy was ordered and the credit card details for a 500 Rs toy? I would be happy to get rid of this issue at the least possible expense. Thanks.
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Advocate Justice Kishan Dutt Kalaskar

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A:

Dear Sir,

It is minor offence and you may find accordingly. The law is as follows:

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https://www.taxmanagementindia.com/web/view_discussions.asp

The details of penalties imposed under this Section are as follows:

(i) in case of goods for which any prohibition is in force under the provisions of this Act or any other law for the time being in force – penalty not exceeding the value of the goods or ? 5000/- whichever is the greater;

 

PENALTIES UNDER CUSTOMS ACT, 1962

 

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