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CBI conducts nationwide raids in child sexual abuse material case

New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out nationwide searches under meticulous operation ‘Megh Chakra’ at around 59 locations across 21 states/UTs in two cases related to downloading/circulation of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

Under the operation, CBI conducted searches in Haryana’s Fatehabad, Uttarakhand’s Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Gujarat’s Kachh, Ghaziabad(Uttar Pradesh); Murshidabad (West Bengal); Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Thane, Nanded, Solapur, Kolahpur and Nagpur (Maharashtra), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Krishna (Andhra Pradesh), Ram Nagar and Kolar (Karnataka) and New Delhi in two cases related to downloading/circulation of CSAM(Child Sexual Abuse Material), CBI statement stated.

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CBI registered two cases under relevant provisions of IT Act based on information received from Crime Against Children (CAC), a unit of INTERPOL, Singapore which had received the same from New Zealand police for sharing with relevant country.

It was alleged that a number of Indian citizens were involved in circulation/downloading/transmission of CSAM using cloud-based storage.

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