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Operation Megha Chakra, Know Complete details

Operation Megha Chakra

The operation “Megh Chakra” was carried out by the CBI following the inputs received from the Interpol’s Singapore special unit based on the information received from the authorities in New Zealand.

Last time in November, 2021, the CBI had launched a similar exercise code-named “Operation Carbon”, searching the premises of suspects in 13 States and one Union Territory.

What is operation Megha Chakra?

The operation Megha Chakra sought to collate information from various law enforcement agencies in India, engage with the relevant law enforcement agencies globally and coordinate closely through the Interpol channels on the issue.

The CBI has registered two cases alleging that a large number of Indian nationals were suspected of circulation, downloading, transmission of Child Sexual Abuse Material. The searches were carried out in several states including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. The agency seized electronic devices belonging to the suspects.

A preliminary scrutiny of the devices allegedly revealed that a huge quantity of child pornography material was stored in them.

Operation Megha Chakra kya hai

Operation Megha Chakra is being conducted by the CBI against Child sexual abuse. The issue of Child sexual abuse is a multi-layered problem which negatively impacts children’s physical safety, mental health, well-being and behavioural aspects.

Digital technologies have further increased child abuse and exploitation. New forms of crimes against children have emerged like online bullying, harassment and Child pornography etc. This has necessitated that agencies throughout the world keep coordinating to burst the racket engaged in such national and transnational organised crimes.

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Operation Megha Chakra – FAQs

Q. Which agency has conducted raid at several locations under Operation Megha Chakra?

Ans. CBI has conducted raid at several locations under Operation Megha Chakra.

Q. Name a similar operation conducted by the CBI last year.

Ans. Operation Carbon was conducted by CBI last year in November.

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