CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST A PRIVATE PERSON ON THE ALLEGATIONS OF SALE/PURCHASE OF OBSCENE VIDEOS/PHOTOS INCLUDING CSAM


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 23.10.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a private person of Delhi and unknown others u/s 14 of POCSO Act, 2012 and u/s 67-B of Information Technology Act, 2000. It was alleged that the accused had created three accounts and around 20 channels / groups on Telegram App for sale of objectionable material including CSAM (Child sexual abusive material). It was further alleged that out of these, 02 accounts were for advertising posts / messages for sale of obscene videos / photos including the CSAM. It was also alleged that in response to the advertisement and after bargaining with the customers / seekers, the accused received the payments via Paytm / Google Pay etc. On receipt of payments, the accused allegedly shared the link(s) of various group(s)/ channel(s) of Telegram, in which objectionable material including CSAM, was being shared with members. The accused allegedly sold the obscene videos / photos including CSAM for an amount of Rs. 250/- (approx) by adding the customer(s) / seekers into these groups / channels.

Searches were conducted recently at the premises of accused at Delhi. The Mobile phone recovered during searches is being analysed.

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/information, the unit is undertaking investigation of various offences relating to online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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