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23 FIRs, Search At 76 Locations In 14 States: CBI’s Massive Crackdown Against Online Child Sexual Abusers

NEW DELHI: The Central Investigating Agency (CBI) has launched a major crackdown against online child abusers. According to the officials, CBI on Tuesday conducted searches at around 76 locations across India in 14 states.

Officials said CBI has registered 23 separate cases on November 14, against total 83 accused on the allegations related to Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.

Searches were conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, UP, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, MP, HP.

Under its Special Crime Zone, the Central Bureau of Investigation has established an On-line Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention/Investigation Unit in New Delhi.

The newly specialised Unit 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; and investigation of such offences covered by provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860, the POCSO Act, and the IT Act 2000.

It should be mentioned that the rapid rise of the Internet and information and communication tools over the last two decades has offered unprecedented chances for both children and adults to learn and explore the world around them.

These technologies are now widespread in many nations, penetrating every part of our life, personal and professional, individual and societal.

These technologies have concurrently provided a new dimension in which child sexual exploitation might increase if left uncontrolled. Every day, children all around the world are vulnerable to online sexual abuse and exploitation.

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