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CBI CONDUCTS SEARCHES ON HOSTING OF WEBSITE CONTAINING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL

June 02, 2020 08:34 PM

THE CASE INVOLVES THE ALLEGED JURISDICTION OF INDIA, NETHERLANDS AND RUSSIAN FEDERATION AS OF NOW VIS-À-VIS THE LOCATION OF SERVERS, FACILITATION OF HOSTING OF OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL AND OWNER OF THE OBJECTIONABLE CONTENTS. 

New Delhi (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a private company based at Paschim Vihar, New Delhi; its Directors and unknown persons u/s 67-B of Information Technology Act, 2000 and u/s 15 & 21(2) of POCSO Act, 2012.

It has been alleged that the said company hosted websites of Russian domain containing objectionable material pertaining to child sexual abuse. The case involves the alleged jurisdiction of India, Netherlands and Russian Federation as of now vis-à-vis the location of servers, facilitation of hosting of objectionable material and owner of the objectionable contents. 

Searches were conducted at the residence-cum-office premises of the accused including a private company and its Directors in Delhi which led to recovery of electronic devices and incriminating documents / material.  Investigation is continuing. 

It may be mentioned that a Special Unit “Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention/ Investigation(OCSAE)” has been created in CBI, New Delhi for matters pertaining to online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Apart from receiving various references/coordinating, the unit is undertaking investigation of various offences relating to online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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