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Child porn CD found in Yeshwantpur flat belonging to an IAS officer.

A company was booked after a child pornography CD was recovered from a flat it owns in north Bengaluru.

Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Source: TNN | Nov 6, 2015, 10:54 PM IST.

A company was booked after a child pornography CD was recovered from a flat it owns in north Bengaluru.

The CD was among the cash, jewellery, documents and other material recovered from flat No 602 on the sixth floor, B wing of Golden Grand apartments on Tumakuru Road, on August 5.

IAS officer Kapil Mohan and his wife Ruchi Saxena were booked in a disproportionate assets case by Lokayukta police, after the raid on the flat. The bureaucrat’s father, Naresh Mohan, is a director of PSK Solutions, which owns the flat. The raid was conducted by a joint team of IT and CID officials probing the cricket betting scam.The haul included Rs 4.37 crore in cash and 2.5 kg gold and diamond articles. The case was later transferred to the Karnataka Lokayukta police, who filed the DA case.

Kapil Mohan was unavailable for comment.

Lokayukta ADGP Prem Shankar Meena on Thursday wrote to city police commissioner NS Megharikh, informing him that the child pornography CD was part of the haul from the flat. Following this, Yeshwantpur police on Thursday booked the owner, PSK Solutions, under section 67B (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting child in a sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the IT Act.

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The haul included six other CDs with adult pornography . Earlier, Megharikh told TOI he had directed zonal DCP TR Suresh to file a fresh FIR against the accused.”The case will be filed against those who own the flat,” he said.

“Since it was CID sleuths who seized the CDs, we shall take their help in cracking the case. The CDs will be first handed over to the fo rensic science laboratory for a test,” police said, adding, “Seven CDs were adult blue films while one contained child pornography .”

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IT act offences:

In August last, the Union government had told the Supreme Court it would crack down on child pornography, though it could do nothing about people watching adult pornography in private spaces. Existing laws outlaw child pornography in India. The Information Technology Act 2000 and Indian Penal Code categorically prohibit child pornography; a child is defined as anyone under 18 years of age.

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Section 67B of the Information Technology Act specifies punishment for publishing or transmitting material depicting a child in a sexually explicit act in electronic form. The punishment for the first offence is imprisonment for five years and fine of Rs 10 lakh. Subsequent offences attract seven years in jail and Rs 10 lakh fine.

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