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Child sexual abuse case: CBI searches in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, 11 other states

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 16, 2021 1:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
In a major crackdown against sexual abuse and child pornography, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at around 76 locations across 14 states and union territories in the country.

A senior official on Tuesday said the CBI registered 23 separate cases on Monday against a total of 83 accused on the allegations related to online child sexual abuse, pornography and exploitation.

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"The raids are underway in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and other states," he added. Further details will be released after the completion of raids, the official added.

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What is the minimum sentence for sexual abuse?

Section 78A(1) states that “any person who has sexual intercourse with a close family member who is of or above the age of 16 years is liable to imprisonment for 8 years”. Under s 78B any person who attempts to commit an offence under s 78A is liable to imprisonment for 2 years.

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