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Special Court denies Bail to Accused involved in child pornography syndicate

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Shivani Gadhavi

Published On: January 14, 2022 at 13:55 IST

A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court denied bail to a man accused of being involved in a syndicate of child pornography. The Special Central Bureau of Investigation Court stated that the man is of ‘pervert mindset’ and has portrayed “Hindu Gods in a bad light”.

Judge Vinod Yadav of the Special CBI Court stated in the order that “abundantly clear even at this stage of investigation that the allegations against the applicant are very serious in nature”.

On November 14, 2021 a First Information Report (FIR) was filed in regards with the issue of information found that a certain syndicate of individuals based in different parts of India and foreign countries is involved in circulating, storing and viewing Sexual Exploitation Material (CSEM) related to child via social media.

After the lodging of the First Information Report (FIR) four persons in this regard were arrested, the petitioner in this case was arrested from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on 9 December, 2021. The Bail Applicant sent to police custody after the arrest and is still in Judicial Custody.

The Central Bureau of Investigation stated, “The names of 31 people came to fore that in association/connivance with each other are involved in publishing/transmitting CSEM.”

The Counsel for the Bail Applicant stated, “The applicant has no previous involvement in any criminal case and cannot be kept behind bars as a measure of punishment before trial.”

The Prosecution argued, “The ramifications of the case are of international level. It has come to light that there are about 700 members, of which 450 are Indian. The victims are yet to be identified. The information about the involvement of the applicant and his other associates has already been sent to Interpol.”

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