Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 17
The CBI has arrested a Junior Engineer of Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department for alleged sexual exploitation of children for last 10 years and selling videos and photographs of his nefarious acts on Darknet to other paedophiles across the globe, officials said.
The accused, Rambhawan, had allegedly victimised about 50 children in the age group of five to 16 years in the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda and Hamirpur. He was arrested from Banda, the officials said.
Following his arrest, the CBI conducted searches at his residence and seized eight mobile phones, Rs 8 lakh cash, sex toys, laptop and other digital evidence carrying huge amount of child sexual abuse material, they said.
“The accused allegedly used these electronic items and gadgets to lure children falling in the age group of five to 16 years. The scrutiny of his emails revealed that he was in constant touch with several individuals (both Indian and foreign nationals) for sharing child sexual abuse material,” a senior CBI official said.
Rambhawan allegedly used to lure children through mobile phones and other electronic gadgets, he said.