CBI nabs seven accuse of online child sexual abuse

Central Bureau of Investigation arrested seven accused from various places including Delhi, Dhenkanal (Odisha), Noida (U.P.), Jhansi (U.P.),Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) in an on-going investigation of a case related to alleged online child sexual abuse & exploitation.
Spokesperson of CBI said in a press release issued here today that arrested accused are being produced today before the competent Courtsin the respective places where they were booked in different FIRs under the above crime..

During investigation, it was revealed that the accused were allegedly sharing the \links of CSEM videos on certain websites e.g. https://koflink.com etc. 
It was revealed that some individuals were involved in trading of CSEM material.
CBI had registered 23 separate cases on 14.11.2021 against 83 accused on the allegations related to online child sexual abuse & exploitation. 
It was alleged that various syndicates of individuals based in different parts of India and foreign countries were indulging in circulating, storing & viewing Child Sexual Exploitation Material (CSEM) through various social media platforms/groups. 
It was also alleged that persons were disseminating CSEM by way of sharing links,videos, pictures, texts, posts and hosting of such content on social media groupsor platforms and third party storage/hosting platforms.
Searches were conducted yesterday at around 77 locations including Sangroor, Malerkotla, Hoshiarpur, Patiala (Punjab); Patna, Siwan (Bihar); Yamuna Nagar, Panipat, Sirsa, Hisar (Haryana) and Solan (Himachal Pradesh) etc, across 14 States in the country at the premises of accused which led to recovery of electronic gadgets, mobiles and laptops etc.

The agency said that more than 50 groups having more than 5000 offenders sharing child sexual abuse material. Many of these groups also have involvement of foreign national involving around 100 countries. 
CBI is coordinating with sister agencies through formal and informal channels. Investigation is continuing, he added.

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