PESHAWAR – In a swift response to a distressing incident, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime Wing took immediate action by apprehending an individual involved in harassing a woman on the messaging platform WhatsApp.
The accused, Ali Gohar, a resident of Ghotki in Sindh, was taken into custody after a complaint was filed against him by a woman from Peshawar. The woman reported that she had been subjected to relentless harassment and blackmail on WhatsApp. The accused allegedly went to great lengths by sharing objectionable pictures and videos of the victim on various social media platforms, causing immense distress to her and her family. The FIA has registered a case against the accused under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PICA), which outlines legal provisions against such cybercrimes.
FIA officials revealed that their Cybercrime Wing sprang into action as soon as the complaint was received. The victim had reached out to them after enduring months of torment, during which she was blackmailed and threatened by the accused. The FIA’s prompt response led to the arrest of Ali Gohar and the retrieval of crucial evidence related to the case. Additionally, efforts are underway to locate and apprehend Ali Gohar’s accomplice, who is believed to have been involved in the criminal activities as well.
This incident follows another recent success for the FIA’s Cybercrime Wing, which apprehended a blackmailer and extortionist named Muhammad Shoaib from Karachi. In this case, Shoaib had been exploiting a woman’s alleged compromising pictures to demand monetary compensation. Acting swiftly upon receiving a complaint, the FIA apprehended the accused and took necessary legal actions to address the issue.
The FIA’s Cybercrime Wing has been actively combating such digital offenses, ensuring that individuals engaged in cyberbullying, blackmail, and harassment are brought to justice. These recent arrests underscore the importance of addressing the rising concerns related to online harassment and misuse of personal information.
The FIA’s efforts reflect the growing recognition of the need to protect individuals from the perils of cybercrimes and to establish a safe and secure online environment for everyone. These developments also serve as a reminder that cybercrimes have legal consequences, and law enforcement agencies are fully committed to ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.
As the FIA continues to take decisive steps to address cybercrimes, it sends a clear message that harassment and blackmail in digital spaces will not be tolerated, and the perpetrators will be pursued and brought to justice.