New Delhi Feb 12, 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet against an accused, resident of District Chitrakoot(Uttar Pradesh) and his wife before Competent Court at Banda(Uttar Pradesh) in the case related to sexual abuse of children.
A case was registered against the accused, resident of District Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) and other unknown persons on 31.10.2020. It was alleged that the accused were involved in sexual abuse of children in the Districts of Banda, Chitrakoot and the surrounding areas in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from the physical abuse of these children, the accused also allegedly recorded their acts using their mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices.
It was further alleged that these photographs and video files containing child sexual abuse material were published/transmitted by the accused using the facility of the internet. It was also alleged that the accused used Darkweb for sale, transmission and sharing of such child sexual abuse material (CSAM) content with other individuals. Searches were earlier conducted at the residence of the accused which led to the recovery of cash of Rs. Eight lakh (approx.), mobile phones, laptops, web-camera and other electronic storage devices including Pen Drives / Memory Cards and several sex toys. The accused allegedly used these electronic items and gadgets to lure children falling in the age group of 5-16 years. The scrutiny of the emails of the accused had revealed that he was allegedly in constant touch with several individuals (both Indian and foreign nationals) for the purpose of sharing child sexual abuse material. The accused had allegedly created and shared a huge quantity of child sexually abusive material, over the years, through the internet using various social media platforms and websites over the darknet, etc.
During the investigation, both the accused were arrested and presently are in Judicial Custody.
After investigation including statements of male victims aged between 4 to 22 years and Medical/Forensic examination of victims & accused and other digital evidence, a charge sheet has been filed against the accused.
Further investigation to identify and locate other accused is continuing.
The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.
Name of the accused charge-sheeted:
i) Shri Rambhawan