Child pornography: 160 cases filed, 80 arrested in Delhi

The Delhi Police has received several complaints in this regard from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which has signed an MoU with a USA-based private organization.

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Around 160 cases have been registered by the Delhi Police in the city and 80 people have been arrested in the last 36 hours in connection with child pornography. Several accused were arrested for sharing adult viral pictures and videos of children on social media. The Delhi Police has received several complaints in this regard from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which has signed an MoU with a USA-based private organization. The organization has shared over 500 complaints with them.

The police said a MoU was signed between the NRCB and the NCMEC, the USA-based private organization. “Under this MoU, NCMEC is giving CyberTipline complaints/information about sexually offensive content against children to NCRB which is being shared on many social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc. NCMEC works in coordination closely with these social media platforms as well as the public at large. These complaints, along with details of the person sharing/uploading such sexually offensive content, are later forwarded by NCMEC to NCRB and they are sharing the same with state nodal agencies,” Malhotra said.

Malhotra said the police have launched a pan-Delhi operation against child pornography. “In Operation MASOOM, details of violations pertaining to child pornographic material were received through NCRB. NCMEC has tied up with social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others. They crawl through the contents of social media platforms and whenever they come across any content found violating privacy or obscene material regarding children, the same is red-flagged. They procure the IP address details of the user who had uploaded the obscene content and now share it with the NCRB,”

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