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Ludhiana man gets 3 years in jail for sharing child porn | Chandigarh News


A Mohali court Thursday sentenced a Ludhiana-based man to three years of rigorous imprisonment and for transmitting child pornographic content through Facebook Messenger. The District and Sessions Court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict Anuj Kumar, a resident of Sahnewal.

The Cyber Crime Cell of Punjab Police had registered a case against Kumar on September 18, 2021 under section 67-B of the IT Act for uploading or transmitting child porn. The cell had earlier found that the man had transmitted a video clip of child pornography through Facebook messenger on November 27, 2020. Kumar was arrested on January 13, 2022, and the mobile phone used to commit the offence was seized.

During the course of the investigation, technical details including IP addresses were sought from various internet service providers and social media platforms, which led to tracing the identity of the accused. The investigation was initiated following a tip received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (NCRP) from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

DIG Cyber Crime Nilambari Jagadale said that publishing or transmitting material in any electronic form which depicts children engaged in sexually explicit act is a punishable act with the provision of up to
five years’ imprisonment and a fine which may extend to Rs 10 lakh.

Acts such as creating text or digital images, collecting, seeking, browsing, downloading, advertising, promoting, exchanging or distributing material in any electronic form depicting children in obscene or indecent or sexually explicit manner also amounts to punishment, she said

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She asked parents to talk openly with their children about their online activities, allow children to use screens and devices under their supervision, keep a check on children’s online friends and teach them to keep their location private.

The Centre for Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) under the central government is a special unit established to prevent and counter cyber crimes against women and children.





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