CBI launches a nationwide crackdown against online child sexual abuse, code named Operation Megh-Chakra

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In a major crackdown on circulation and sharing of child sexual abuse material online, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 24 September 2022, launched a major operation code named “Operation Megh-Chakra.” 

Acting on a tip off from Interpol Singapore, which was alerted by the Interpol New Zealand ,CBI raided 56 locations in around 20 states and Union Territory .

A similar operation “Operation Carbon” was carried out by CBI in November 2021 when raids were conducted at 76 locations across the country against 83 persons and several persons were arrested.

64 countries including India are member of International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) image and video database, of the Interpol, which allows investigators from member countries to share data on cases of child sexual abuse.


The International Criminal Police organisation or Interpol is an inter- governmental association of 195 countries which shares and access data on crimes and criminals amongst the member countries' police force. 

India is represented by the CBI in the Interpol. 

Interpol was set up in 1914 and its Headquarters is at Lyons, France.

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