Child pornography: J&K police file case based on NCMEC report

“Arrests of the paedophiles are expected in coming days,” say police

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday registered a case against unknown persons from the valley for uploading or transmission of child pornographic content on social media.

A police statement said that J&K’s Cyber Police Station in Srinagar has received a number of reports from National Center For Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a US-based private non-profit organization, against the individuals residing in Kashmir valley who have allegedly published, transmitted and circulated child pornography on social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.

NCMEC receives tip-offs through citizens and service providers, and uses software to track child pornography content being uploaded and shared online. They share it with law enforcement agencies in the form of ‘Tipline Reports’.

The statement said on receipt of the said reports, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Cyber Police Station Kashmir and the investigation is on. 

It said during the course of investigation, it came to fore that a good number of paedophiles from Kashmir are involved in either transmission or uploading of child pornography contents on social media platform. 

“Arrests of these paedophiles are expected in coming days,’’ the statement stressed. “The general Public is advised to restrain from such activities; anyone found involved in such activities will be dealt strictly under law. Pertinent to mention here that uploading/sharing of child pornography on social media platforms is prohibited/banned by law of the land.”

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