Bail rejected in cybercrime case  

Case heard by judicial magistrate at the city courts


Our Correspondent March 05, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A local court rejected the bail plea of Umar Ghauri, who is accused of blackmailing women on the social media website, Facebook.

The case was heard by a judicial magistrate at the city courts on Monday.

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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Special Prosecutor Mirza Tanvir maintained that the accused made multiple fake profiles on Facebook through which he would befriend women, then sexually harass and blackmail them.

The prosecutor argued that the accused did not deserve bail. He said that the FIA had investigated Umer Ghauri after a complaint was filed by one of the women he was blackmailing.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2019.

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