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Cases registered in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad for uploading child porn: Report

3 cases against unidentified suspects were registered at Aurangabad police station for allegedly uploading child pornography content to Facebook, according to the Times of India, which also said that this is the first time such a case has been registered in Maharashtra. The police registered the case after receiving data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), per the report. NCRB shared information of the child pornographic material with Maharashtra's special inspector general of police, Brijesh Singh, who sent a CD containing the explicit content to the Aurangabad police; subsequently, cases were registered at Cidco, Satara and Cantonment police stations. NCRB got access to this information, courtesy of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US' National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the report said. NCRB's MoU with NCMEC to tackle child pornography: NCRB's MoU with NCMEC, signed in April 2019, allows NCRB to access "tipline reports" available with NCMEC about cases of child pornography and child sexual abuse. Whenever someone informs law enforcement agencies about such content, it gets converted into a “tipline report” which can be tracked owing to a unique identity number that is associated with each such report, the TOI reported. The NCRB can then share these reports with other law enforcement agencies in the country. As per the MoU, the NCRB cannot share these reports with anyone apart from government law enforcement agencies. Recent instances of people arrested for posting child sexual abuse material (CSAM):  In December 2019, a man was arrested in Tamil Nadu for…

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