Child porn used to spread on WhatsApp, CBI registered a case against 7

New Delhi. Child pornography The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against 7 people in connection with the case. All of them are accused of spreading content related to child pornography in various WhatsApp groups. Now the CBI is probing the matter.

The initial investigation was carried out after the International Police Cooperation Cell (IPCC) of the CBI received a diplomatic letter from the German Embassy on 31 January 2019. After investigation, a case was registered. A CBI official said that the accused have been found indulging in transmitting child pornography material in electronic form. This is a serious offense under section 67 of the IT Act.

In fact Germany reported on Sasche Trappke, who was sentenced to five years in prison for child sexual abuse and distribution of child pornographic material in that country. During investigation, it emerged that he was part of 29 WhatsApp groups where child pornographic material was being shared. There were also seven Indian mobile numbers in these groups, he said.

12 people were also caught in Kerala
Let us tell you that in one such case recently, 12 people were arrested and a case was registered against 20 for allegedly spreading child pornography through social media in Kerala.

The action came after the Kerala Police’s Anti-Child Sexual Harassment Unit (CCSE) raided 21 places in the state. The CCSE works closely with Interpol’s Crime Against Children Unit and the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Several electronic devices recovered
A senior police officer had said that the raid, which started at 6 am on October 12, ended at around 1 am on Sunday. Laptops, mobile phone modems, hard disks, memory cards, computers and other electronic devices were seized from the arrested people, police said in a release.

Police said that the WhatsApp groups on which child pornography was being spread have also been identified. Police is keeping a close watch on various groups on WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook. This was the third special operation conducted by the police with the help of Interpol. Earlier in April and June, a similar campaign was conducted. (with language input)

Also read: 12 people arrested for spreading child pornography, case registered against 20

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