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Thursday, February 15, 2024

FIA arrests man involved in child pornography

The cybercrime wing stated the suspect was arrested during the raid on the housing society. The investigative agency has started a further investigation after taking remand from the local court.

Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing on Tuesday launched and arrested a man involved in child pornography in Lahore.

FIA recovered hundreds of pornographic images and videos of children from the suspect named Ihtisham. According to FIA, Ihtisham was involved in the business of child pornography business. The official said the suspect used to befriend the victim under the guise of shooting video games and then used to blackmail them. The cybercrime wing stated the suspect was arrested during the raid on the housing society. The investigative agency has started a further investigation after taking remand from the local court.

Earlier in the day, Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) arrested a man impersonating actress Syra Yousuf on Twitter and ran a smear campaign against state institutions.

A man identified as Mian Naeem from Kamoke Gujranwala has been arrested by the Cyber Crime Wing of FIA. Naeem had allegedly set up the account in 2019.

According to reports, “FIA’s cyber crime branch investigated the matter and found that the fake account is being operated from Kamonki area of Gujranwala district.”

The FIA’s CCW Department stated: “Mian Naeem is in FIA custody and has confessed to the crime after his arrest.”

According to FIA, such actions can lead to up to seven years of imprisonment and hard labor. Suspected is expected to be punished under cybercrime laws.

Read more: FIA arrests man impersonating as actress Syra Yousuf on Twitter

FIA has become active regarding the smear campaigns running on social media against state institutions lately.

In August, The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crimes Wing formed a team to track and arrest the culprits behind the smear campaign against the Pakistan Army, especially after the helicopter crash in Balochistan that resulted in the martyrdom of six officers.

According to the details, the FIA constituted a four-member team and tasked it with pointing out, arresting, and taking legal action against those involved in running a negative social media campaign on the tragic incident of the helicopter crash. As per the latest news, FIA has also arrested a few people in this regard following the investigation.