FIA arrests Faisalabad man accused of cyber harassment

Muhammad Amir is alleged to have blackmailed a woman with release of explicit photos in exchange for money

News Desk February 27, 2018
PHOTO: REUTERS

The Cyber Crime Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore arrested a man on Tuesday who is accused of harassing a woman in Faisalabad, according to reports.

Muhmmad Amir, who is a resident of Faisalabad, was apprehended at a multinational fast food restaurant in Faisalabad after FIA received information that he would be present on the premises.

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FIA officials have informed the media that they had earlier registered a complaint from Sobia Atif, who had told them that Amir was harassing and blackmailing her with inappropriate photos in exchange for money and sexual favours.

FIA received a tip-off saying that the accused would be present at the multinational fast food place in Faisalabad, where he would be arriving to exchange personal data of the woman in exchange for Rs1.5 million.

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The FIA team arrested Muhammad Amir and successfully retrieved the data from the mobile phones of the accused, according to sources.

Subsequently, a case has been registered against the accused and an investigation is under way.

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