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CBI BUSTED INTERNATIONAL RAKET UPLOADING AND SHARING CHILD ABUSE VIDEOS AND IMAGES ON WHATSAPP GROUP , ONE ARRESTED

February 22, 2018 08:44 PM

Searches were conducted at five places including Delhi, Noida, Kannauj (both in Uttar Pradesh) and Mumbai (Maharashtra) which led to recovery of mobile phones, tablets & laptops containing the alleged incriminating materialdepicting children in obscene, indecent and sexually explicit acts. It was also alleged that the material present and exchanged through the ‘Whatsapp’ group are prohibited as per the provisions of IT Act, 2000. During search, it was found that the group consisted of more than 100 members from India and also from around 18 countries.

New Delhi (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested a Person, resident of Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh) in a case related to the allegations of uploading/sharing of child abuse videos and images on Whatsapp Group.

CBI has registered a case against five  persons, residents of Delhi, Maharashtra & Uttar Pradesh and others U/s 67B of the Information Technology Act, 2000, The arrested man has been identified as Nikhil Verma, son of a worker in a jewellery shop, who is pursuing his graduation in commerce and is currently unemployed.

CBI has registered a case against all members of the Whatsapp group in more than 100. Officials said that some members of the WhatsApp group belong to the US, Pakistan, China, and Sri Lanka.  

During the investigation, the agency has been able to find that there are 119 members of the group, KidsXXX, who were getting these disturbing pictures and videos to satiate their perverted lust, they said. Verma was booked along with four others accomplices Nafees Reza and Zahid of Delhi, Satyendra Om Prakash Chauhan of Mumbai and Adarsh of Noida. 

The CBI which acted on its own intelligence toiled for nearly three months, without using any WhatsApp surveillance, to track down the accused merely on the basis of field work of obtaining corroborating evidence, the officials said.

According to them, it was a classic police investigation where sleuths travelled to localities from where IP addresses of the computers and mobile phones used to upload and circulate child pornography videos, a heinous offence under the law. 

A thorough background checks, behavioural analysis, was done by the agency based on local inputs of the suspects before proceeding to act against them, they said. 

The officials said accessing, producing, recording, uploading or circulating child abuse videos or picture are serious offences under Information Technology Act and attract a punishment up to seven years and a fine of Rs 10 lakh.CBI  carrying on with its investigation to locate other members and the group present in India and abroad, they said.It was alleged that members of a ‘Whatsapp’ group have uploaded/shared child abuse videos and images.

Searches were conducted at five places including Delhi, Noida, Kannauj (both in Uttar Pradesh) and Mumbai (Maharashtra) which led to recovery of mobile phones, tablets & laptops containing the alleged incriminating materialdepicting children in obscene, indecent and sexually explicit acts. It was also alleged that the material present and exchanged through the ‘Whatsapp’ group are prohibited as per the provisions of IT Act, 2000. During search, it was found that the group consisted of more than 100 members from India and also from around 18 countries. 

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