Leaving no room for manoeuvre, the Chennai Police are hunting down child porn consumers and virtual vultures who are using the dark web to fulfill their fantasies.
The recent arrest of 49-year-old Sumit Kumar Kalra, a gym equipment dealer in Egmore sent shockwaves across the city as Sumit’s family is well known in the circle of North Indians in Chennai. He was arrested at Chennai airport on Saturday night for downloading child porn and disseminating it online and on social media.
The Crime against Women and Children wing headed by Deputy Commissioner, the no-nonsense H. Jayalakshmi, nabbed him at the airport. The Chennai Police teams acted swiftly on the information received from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, which has the technology to monitor child pornography material shared online.
The Crime Against Women and Children wing of the Chennai Police have intensified their tech-drive to remain vigilant and reactive to any posts veering towards child sexual abuse and are taking every measure to keep children safe from predators. The child porn ring is a well-networked one with perpetrators using the dark web browsers to remain anonymous.
Speaking of deviant crimes, H. Jayalakshmi says, “We have a zero tolerance to any kind of sexual assault against children. No one will be spared in our efforts to make Chennai a safe environment for children. I cannot disclose more at this stage but I can assure you that the Chennai Police is doing everything it can and should to ensure these perpetrators do not get away.”