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CBI registers 23 FIRs in online child abuse cases, raids 76 places in 14 states

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting raids on Tuesday at around 76 locations across India in 14 States and union territories over online child abuse.

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The agency had registered 23 separate cases on November 14, against total 83 accused on the allegations related to Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.

“Investigation is still on and teams are deployed at all the 76 places,” said a senior CBI officer.

The raids are being carried out in Andhra Pradesh , Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and others.

The raids are being conducted by the CBI’s special unit that tracks online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Meanwhile, sources have informed that the cases were filed under Section 14 (use of a child for pornographic purposes) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Section 67-B (transmitting of material depicting children in the explicit act) of the Information Technology Act.

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