CBI files 23 FIRs, search at 76 Locations In 14 States against online child sexual abusers


By MYBRANDBOOK


CBI files 23 FIRs, search at 76 Locations In 14 States against online child sexual abusers

The Central Bureau of Investigation has launched a major crackdown against online child abusers. According to the officials, The CBI started a coordinated search operation at 76 locations in 14 states against 83 people who were allegedly involved in sexual abuse of children and posting and circulating abuse material on the webspace. The central agency registered 23 separate cases on November 14 against 83 people allegedly involved in online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

Searches were conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh conducted by CBI’s special unit ‘Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention or Investigation (OCSAE)’ to probe cases of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

Under its Special Crime Zone, the CBI has established an On-line Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Investigation Unit in New Delhi that collect, collate, and disseminate information relating to the publication, transmission, creation, collection, seeking, browsing, downloading, advertising, promoting, exchanging, and distribution of information relating to online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

 

CBI said that a number of electronic gadgets, mobiles and laptops have been recovered during searches and that it has been revealed that some individuals were involved in trading of such material. Some accused were based in countries like Pakistan, Canada, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, the US, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and the UK.

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