Operation P-Hunt: Kerala police to nab darknet users
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police cyberdome introduced new software to crackdown the darknet (an overlay network within the Internet that can only be accessed with specific software, configurations, or authorization) users for child pornography.
The special software enables to identify those who search and transfer videos and pictures. Cyberdome had found that those arrested the other day had sold such pictures. Cyberdome nodal officer ADGP Manoj Abraham said more arrests will follow in the coming days.
A probe has been launched to identify the children found in the pictures and whether they were subjected to sexual exploitation.
Kerala police has also sought the help of Interpol in this regard.
During the lockdown days, as the internet usage increased, so did the exploitation against children. After Keralite children were found to be used for pornography, Kerala police have started scientific probe into the matter.
A probe on the wide circulation of child porn content through social media led to the arrest of 47 people. The raid was carried out at 117 centres across the state. 87 cases were registered and 47 people including doctors, IT professionals were taken into custody in the raids and inspections. Police seized 143 devices including mobile phones, laptops and hard disks from the accused.
Meanwhile, an Anchal native was arrested for viewing and downloading child pornography. Anusenjin (28) was under the observation of police cyber cell for few days and arrested later.