TNPSC Thervupettagam

Operation Megh Chakra

October 1 , 2022 57 days 238 0
  • The operation code-named “Megh Chakra” is being carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • It is following the inputs received from Interpol’s Singapore special unit based on the information received from the authorities in New Zealand.
  • It is a pan-India drive against the circulation and sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material.
  • Searches at 59 locations across 20 States and one Union Territory were conducted.
  • The probe had led to the identification of over 50 groups with more than 5,000 offenders, including the nationals of about 100 countries.
  • A similar exercise code named “Operation Carbon” was conducted by CBI in November 2021.
  • The rate of conviction under the POCSO act is only about 32% if one takes the average of the past 5 years and the percentage of cases pending is 90%.

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