Cybercrime police arrest one for child pornography
After receiving requisition from Interpol, Stockholm
KOHIMA, May 24 2023: Cyber Crime Police Station, PHQ has arrested one person from Kohima for Child Pornography. The accused was part of Rooms and Groups in the "Wickr app" where child pornography was shared and posted amongst the members.
The case was referred to Nagaland Police by Interpol, Stockholm through CBI International Police Co-operation Unit (IPCU).
Nagaland Police in a statement reiterated that publishing or transmitting obscene or sexually explicit material in electronic form is a criminal offense under IT Act. Wickr app, like Whatsapp, provides end-to-end encryption; however, Law Enforcement Agencies can gain access and detect criminal activities.
It requested general public to inform the police if the circulation of obscene and sexually explicit material is seen on social media platforms or messaging apps so that legal action be initiated.