SunstarTV Bureau: Kerala police have arrested 41 people in statewide raids conducted against the circulation of child pornographic content and to curb sexual abuse against children, on Sunday.
Those arrested included youths working in professional jobs and some were also suspected to be involved in child trafficking.
A total of 339 cases were registered and 392 devices like computers and hard disks seized in the raids.
Kerala Police have arrested 41 people in statewide raids conducted against the circulation of child pornographic content and to curb sexual abuse against children. A total of 339 cases have been registered across the state. #Kerala
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Abraham, who is in charge of Cyber dome, said that online crime against children was witnessing an increase during lockdown and the Interpol had also raised alerts against it.
The culprits were traced using hi-tech tools and several social media groups with more than 400 members each we’re identified. Raids were conducted at 596 locations throughout the state. The highest number of places raided was in Thiruvananthapuram, 58 followed by 50 each at Malappuram and Kannur districts.