The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday launched a serious operation codenamed ‘Operation Megh-Chakra’ towards circulation of kid sexual abuse materials on-line, raiding round 59 places in 21 states and Union Territories.
Numerous digital gadgets, together with cellphones and laptops belonging to greater than 50 suspects, had been recovered throughout the raids, officers mentioned. The searches had been unfold throughout Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, amongst others, officers mentioned.
The raids had been launched after the company registered two circumstances beneath the IT Act primarily based on inputs from the Singapore-based Crime Against Children (CAC) unit of the Interpol, which had obtained it from the New Zealand police, officers mentioned.
“Currently, the agency is questioning some suspects about illicit material found on their electronic devices so as to identify the victims and the abusers. It was alleged that a number of Indian citizens were involved in circulation, downloading, transmission of child sexual abuse material using cloud-based storage,” a CBI spokesperson mentioned.
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The operation is focused at cloud storage to flow into audio-visual materials on illicit sexual actions with minors.
“Preliminary scrutiny of confiscated electronic devices using cyber forensic tools has allegedly revealed the presence of a huge quantity of child sexual abuse material in a number of electronic devices,” the CBI spokesperson mentioned.