The CBI’s campaign was targeted at 50 online social media groups. There is an activism of 5000 people from around the world related to sexual abuse of children.
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Interpol data shows that the number of people seeking sexual material related to children is increasing rapidly. A report revealed that the content was searched 1.16 lakh times on just one internet search engine. The CBI is now examining the relevant legal provisions to determine the role and responsibility of the social media websites and hosts for this.
The CBI’s campaign was targeted at 50 online social media groups. There is an activism of 5000 people from around the world related to sexual abuse of children. These groups have 36 members from Pakistan, 35 from Canada, 35 from the US, 31 from Bangladesh, 30 from Sri Lanka, 28 from Nigeria, 27 from Azerbaijan, 24 from Yemen and 22 from Malaysia.
Will take legal action on the accused
According to an official, the CBI will now get in touch with counterpart agencies in these countries to trace the original source of material related to child sexual abuse and crack down on the accused. For this, formal and informal channels are being used.
A study of the electronic devices recovered in recent raids has shown that those caught were regularly making money from child sexual abuse material. They used to host these groups with links, videos, photos, texts, posts. The source of the money coming to them is being ascertained.
Raids at 77 locations in 14 states
The CBI had arrested seven people in this connection by conducting raids at 77 places in 14 states across the country. A large number of electronic data and gadgets were recovered during the search operation for 83 people. The agency’s campaign was based on information received from its agency on preventing online sexual abuse of children. This agency monitors such postings, their distribution and downloading.