The CBI has arrested two persons in New Delhi in connection with the alleged sale and purchase of child sexual abuse material over Instagram and other social media platforms.
The accused, identified as Neeraj Kumar Yadav, Kuljeet Singh Makan, were arrested on Friday and were remanded to judicial custody till January 22 by a special CBI court on Saturday.
The CBI registered the case against a person under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012 and the Information and Technology Act, 2000.
The accused had purchased a large volume of data from another accused person which was stored over cloud-based websites containing objectionable material, including the child pornography material and made payment to him through Paytm for the same.
Thereafter, the accused allegedly published an advertisement for the sale of the said material over Instagram, the CBI said.
He has gained monetary benefits and was allegedly indulging in these activities since 2019.