Doctor, 16- year- old among 47 arrested as part of Operation P- Hunt in Kerala
Kozhikode: Police arrested 47 people as part of the Operation P- Hunt which was carried out across the state. A doctor and a 16- year- old are among the arrested. The arrest was made based on the 47 cases filed for propagating child pornography. Police seized 143 equipment including hard disks and mobile phones from the accused.
Four people were arrested from Kozhikode district. Raid was conducted in seven places in the district. Arun Joseph (18), Onchiyam native Prathuldas (29), Chelakkad Shuhaib (30) and Balussery native Mohammed Isham (20) were arrested from the district.
Five people were arrested from Kottayan, Pathanamthitta districts. Two people were arrested in the raids carried out in Ranni and Pulikeezhu.
Six people were arrested in Kollam district. A 16 – year- old teenager was also arrested in relation with the case from the district. The accused received and circulated the videos and photos through Telegram application.
One person was arrested in Kannur district. Seven cases were registered across the district on various cases.
The action was taken based on the instruction of Interpol to track down those misusing and circulating child pornography.
There is a special division in Interpol dedicated to observe the people downloading and circulating child pornography or visiting such websites.