Four child pornography suspects arrested

Man also detained for blackmailing, harassing minor girl

Our Correspondent October 24, 2021
Of the 80 victims of the pornography ring, authorities said 29 have been identified. STOCK IMAGE


Four people involved in making the pornographic video of a minor boy and sharing the content on social media have been taken into custody by the FIA Cybercrime Wing (CCRC) in Sukkur.

Police registered FIR No26/2021, dated October 22, 2021, under sections 16, 21, 22 and 24 of Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act 2016, along with sections 109, 419 and 500 of the Pakistan Penal Code. CCRC Sukkur conducted a raid and arrested Muhammad Qasim, Haibat Khan alias Waqar Ali, Shahid Hussain and Faraz Shaikh.

Two of the accused persons were involved in the producing the mentioned videos and also making personal appearances with the minor boy in the content.

The two others were involved in sharing the same video. Furthermore, they are also accused of defaming a local singer by falsely portraying him as the man committing the offence with the minor. Their devices have been seized and sent for forensics.

Meanwhile, the FIA CCRC in Karachi arrested a man named Syed Aadrish Bukhari s/o Syed Amjad Ali Shah and Syeda Danya Shah s/o Syed Amjad Ali Shah. The accused were allegedly defaming, harassing and blackmailing a minor girl on the pretext of sharing obscene pictures/videos through social media.

The videos of the minor were made under duress as she was married to the accused who would force her into making such content. The explicit material was also recovered from the suspects. FIR 39/2021 was registered under sections 16, 20, 21(2) and 24 of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act 2016.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 24th, 2021.


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