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Eight held for distributing child porn

In a small operation aimed at curbing "misplaced sexual tendencies" among young men residing in semi-urban slum clusters, eight men were arrested for retailing child pornography at southwest Delhi. HT reports.

delhi Updated: May 08, 2013 00:53 IST
HT Correspondent

In a small operation aimed at curbing "misplaced sexual tendencies" among young men residing in semi-urban slum clusters, eight men were arrested for retailing child pornography at southwest Delhi.

According to the police, the operation was conducted at a small market in Kapashera and eight shopkeepers, later identified as Amit Gupta, Mohammad Nasim, Murshid Alam, Guddu, Ajay Singh, Ajay Kumar, Rupesh and Sonu Khan, were arrested.

"Keeping in view the gravity of increasing incidents of sexual assault on children at several locations across the Capital, several teams were formed to apprehend the culprits," said an officer.

The police said the operation was aimed directly at curbing misplaced sexual tendencies among migrant labourers residing in the area, many of whom are not able to visit their families at their native places for months.

"A majority of them stay alone owing to poor socio economic conditions - a fact that retailers of mobile phones exploit. Chinese-made mobile phones are easily available at cheaper rates and in order to attract customers for sale, dealers entice them with chips loaded with pornographic clippings," the officer said.

According to the police, this was why the task of identifying shops and dealers retailing such clips was taken up. After identifying the shops, a strategy was chalked out and raids were conducted simultaneously.

The police claimed as many as eight computers, memory card readers and 52 memory cards containing pornographic clips were recovered from the accused. "Eight separate cases under section 15 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act have been registered against the arrested men," the officer added.

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