The cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Sindh has arrested six accused involved in harassment of women and child pornography from Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Ghotki.
According to an official statement, two suspects Majid Mehboob and Mohsin Ali were arrested from Karachi after a case was registered against them.
The accused, who belonged to the media industry, were involved in blackmailing and harassment of struggling models. The prime accused recorded a non-consensual obscene video of a victim and shared it with his friend who further shared it in different WhatsApp groups.
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The statement said that obscene videos of 20 different girls have been recovered from the prime accused. Gadgets have also been seized and sent for forensics.
In another raid, one more suspect named Zubair s/o Imdad Ali was arrested from Karachi who was involved in uploading child pornographic content through social media on the complaint of the Interpol.
In Hyderabad, suspect Amir Lund s/o Huzur Bux from Tando Allah Yar was arrested for sharing obscene pictures and videos of a victim by creating a Facebook Messenger group through a fake account.
The suspect’s Facebook account as well as his email accounts were taken into possession by the authorities.
Suspect Usman Ali was arrested from Ghotki who was involved in publicly sharing fabricated obscene videos of a victim via his Twitter handle.
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The communique further stated that the video had been made using deep fake technology, adding that gadgets were seized and sent for forensics analysis.
A second accused namely Munawwar Channa has been arrested from Sukkur on the account of harassment, blackmailing and sharing obscene pictures and videos of a victim via a WhatsApp group.
The accused person was blackmailing a woman to stay in a physical relationship.
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