17 IP address-owners booked for uploading child pornographic clips

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A case has been registered against owners of 17 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from where child pornographic videos were allegedly uploaded on a popular social media platform in Maharashtra’s Palghar district between April 23 and May 8 last year, police said on February 8.

Virar police registered the case under Section 67B of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, based on the complaint forwarded by Facebook, said Palghar Police PRO Hemant Katkar.

“Child pornographic videos were posted on Facebook accounts of 17 IP addresses from the Vasai-Virar belt in Palghar district during April 23 and May 8, 2019. The case under the IT Act was registered on the complaint of Facebook,” he said.

Internet Protocol is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. The IP address ownership typically tells the name of the original organization or individual in whose name the IP is registered.

Mr. Katkar said all the IP account-holders are found to be in the age group of 20-35 years.

No arrest is made so far and the crime branch is investigating the case, he added.

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