Chhattisgarh / 80 child porn videos uploaded from Raipur, police sitting on call details

  • It also could not be ascertained whether the porn videos are related to Chhattisgarh or other cities
  • Police did not trace the IP address of the computer or mobile from which the videos were uploaded

Raipur: There has been a demand for banning porn sites to prevent sexual offenses against women and children, while investigation of such cases has revealed the great negligence of the police. 

Chhattisgarh Police headquarters had sent 80 child porn videos to Raipur police for investigation. In the name of investigation, the police took out only the call details of the respective numbers and did not try to catch the criminals by tracing the IP address. It also could not be ascertained whether the porn videos are related to Raipur, Chhattisgarh or some other cities.

Videos of child porn were sent by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for investigation. It was to be ascertained whether the videos had any connection with Chhattisgarh. The police headquarters had given all the videos to Raipur police for investigation. 

Around 80 such videos were given at different times, but the Raipur police team had sought a call detail report of the numbers from which these videos were uploaded on a website or mobile application. No action was taken after this. 

When the police headquarters summoned the report, a call detail report was sent. It is reported that Special DG RK Vij has expressed his displeasure against the investigating officer in this case. He has summoned the investigating officer.

No systematic investigation

There is currently no system in the districts to probe such cases. Officials attached to the police headquarters said that the workshop would be organized soon to explain how the cases are to be investigated. 

Chhattisgarh officials say that out of the videos that have been received, it has not yet been confirmed whether they are local or viral videos on social media. Officials say that most of the videos are viral, which are suspected to be posted in multiple clips by creating a private network.

Searching child porn clips is also a crime

It is a crime to search child pornography on the Internet or share any video related to it. In such cases, a lawsuit is filed under Section 67B of the IT Act. It can carry a sentence of five years. According to officials, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children keeps a watch over it. Through this, information about uploading or sharing videos is sent to NCRB. This information is given by the NCRB to the concerned state, so that further action can be taken.