Police registers 162 FIRs, makes 97 arrests in Child Pornography cases across Delhi

New Delhi: The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of Delhi Police has registered 162 FIRs and arrested 97 accused during December 1 and 3, police saud here on Friday.
According to KPS Malhotra, DCP, IFSO, under the operation Mitigation of Adolescent Sexually Offensive Online Material (MASOOM), the action was initiated with coordinated efforts from IFSO Unit of Special Cell and all the districts.
The details of violations of child pornographic material was received at IFSO through the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), which has an MoU with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
A team under the supervision of an Assistant Commissioner of Police rank officer (IFSO Unit) and an Inspector and others has been constituted to segregate the Cyber Tiplines provided by NCMEC, on the basis of jurisdiction of districts and police stations, said Malhotra.
From December 1 to 3, more than 162 cases have been registered in different police stations of Delhi and legal action has been taken against the offenders.
NCMEC, a US-based organisation, has tie up with social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others, who keep a tab on the contents of social media platforms. Whenever, they come across any content found violating privacy and obscene material regarding children, the same is red-flagged.
They procure the IP address details of the user, who had uploaded the obscene content and NCMC then provides Cyber Tipline complaints and information to NCRB.
These complaints, along with details of the person sharing or uploading such sexually offensive content, are forwarded by NCMEC to NCRB, which then shares the same with state nodal agencies, said Malhotra.
In the past also, the IFSO Unit had initiated a drive against child pornography and operation MASOOM (Mitigation of Adolescent Sexually Offensive Online Material) was initiated, in which inputs were taken from NCMEC-NCRB and many persons were arrested, he added.