Five people were arrested on Friday from Maharashtra's Navgarh district on charges of running a child pornography racket on social media.
Following a tip off, the Navghar police raided several places in the state. "After receiving information via our sources, we raided several areas in Bhayandar, Palghar and Mumbai where we apprehended five main accused in the case," said the police.
"We identified the accused by recognising the logo promoting pornography on Whatsapp. This Whatsapp group comprises a total of 20 to 25 people, in which college students and working professionals are also involved," police added.
A case has been registered and further investigations are on.