LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber-crime wing on Monday declared a senior Punjab Police officer an absconder months after he fled the court following the rejection of his bail in a case registered against him by his wife for allegedly uploading her private pictures and videos on social media.
According to details, Superintendent of Police (SP) Junaid Arshad made a fake Facebook account and posted doctored pictures of his wife to her family in a bid to tarnish her reputation. His wife had reportedly refused to give him permission for a second marriage.
After the photos were sent, his wife registered a complaint with the FIA in December last year. FIA registered a case against Junaid after investigations proved that he was behind the fake account. A local court had rejected Junaid’s pre-arrest bail, however, he fled the court before FIA officials could take him into custody. The agency has now declared him a wanted man after nearly four months of futile searches.
In a separate incident last month, the agency’s cyber-crime wing arrested a suspect who was harassing and blackmailing a girl by threatening to publicly share her private videos and photos online.
The suspect was identified as Hammad Khursheed, a resident of Kahuta, Rawalpindi. He was arrested after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s father, Mohammad Tariq.
Tariq alleged that Hammad was blackmailing his daughter through WhatsApp and demanding a sum of Rs 100,000.
He told the agency that Hammad had hacked data including private photos and videos of his daughter. He further added that the suspect had told them to meet him at the Mozang Orange Line Metro Bus Station.
It is not clear whether the accused was or intended to use a photo altering software.