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Married Chennai couple held for running child porn websites

A married couple has been arrested in Chennai for running websites featuring child pornography and collecting hefty amounts as membership fee to view the illegal obscene content

India TV News Desk, Chennai [ Published on: July 27, 2016 10:29 IST ]
Married Chennai couple held for running child porn websites
Image Source : PTI Married Chennai couple held for running child porn websites

In a shocking incident, a married couple has been arrested in Chennai for running websites featuring child pornography and collecting hefty amounts as membership fee to view the illegal obscene content, police said on Tuesday. 

Cyber Crime cell of CB-CID got a tip-off that two websites were displaying obscene images and videos of children, a police press release said.

"The information also revealed that a resident of Chennai is hosting these websites," it said.

An inquiry was conducted and it revealed that a man Siddhattha Velu and his wife Priscilla Margaret Dhanaraj were linked with these websites and their email ids were also linked to them, it said.

"Payment for membership of one of the websites to the tune of approximately Rs 2.4 crore was credited in the account of Siddhattha Velu with a bank in Bangalore."

A case was registered under provisions of Information Technology Act and searches were conducted at the residence of the couple at Sholinganallur in Chennai.

Materials establishing the couple's links with these two child porn websites besides other websites with porn content were recovered and seized, the release said.

(With PTI inputs)

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