The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has arrested a 35-year-old resident of Srinagar for allegedly operating a web-based little one sexual abuse racket to focus on minors dwelling within the US, the company mentioned on Tuesday.
The accused has been booked underneath part 67 B of IT Act and Sec. 14 of Pocso Act, 2012. The company mentioned that there have been allegations that the accused Niyaz Ahmad Mir uploaded pornographic movies and pictures over the darkish internet for monetary good points and was additionally concerned in direct communication with many minors within the USA.
“His spouse [Tamara Stanley] was dwelling in Washington, USA. The accused was allegedly working via his spouse. She allegedly exploited a number of minors, recorded these abuses and electronically despatched the identical to him,” the company mentioned.
Stanley was arrested by US authorities on June 25 this 12 months for little one pornography, in line with an announcement issued by US Justice division on June 29, reviewed by HT.
It was additionally alleged that when the victims refused to observe his diktat, he allegedly shared these movies and pictures with their relations. The CBI carried out searches on the premises of the accused in Srinagar. “The searches led to restoration of incriminating digital proof together with three laptops, 5 mobiles, pen drives, hand written notes and so on,” it mentioned.
The accused was produced earlier than the Competent Courtroom at Srinagar on Tuesday, it mentioned.
The CBI mentioned it repeatedly coordinates with worldwide regulation enforcement businesses to detect and probe sexual abuse of minors, particularly over the cyber area and in addition reaffirms its dedication in the direction of selling cooperation with US Regulation Enforcement Companies in combating little one sexual abuse in cyber area.