Child Pornography WhatsApp Group Busted, Admin Arrested

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday busted a child pornography racket that was being run via a WhatsApp group with members drawn from various countries.

The man who has been arrested has been identified as 20-year-old Nikhil Verma, from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanauj. Cops seized his laptop, mobile phone and hard disks. The CBI also conducted raids in Delhi and Noida in connection with the case.

The group in question has 199 members and has been active for two years, the cops said. It had members from China, Pakistan, US, Brazil, Afghanistan, Kenya, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. The police said they are contacting law enforcement agencies of these countries in connection with the illegal activities on the group.