FIA arrests Peshawar man for hacking US girl's Snapchat & blackmailing her to produce child pornography


Peshawar: On Thursday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a man for supposedly sexually harassing a minor young girl in the US by hacking her Snapchat account.

Following a grumbling from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the FIA Peshawar district’s Cyber Crime Wing (CCW) got a move on late Wednesday night. The summit law requirement organization of the US revealed that a minor young girl, an inhabitant of Virginia, has continually been sexually harassed by a suspect living in Hayatabad, Peshawar.


In the FIA Peshawar district, an FIR was documented against the wrongdoer after he conceded to the crime and further examination is in progress. As indicated by the Deputy Director of FIA CCW Peshawar district, the denounced Tahir Khan hacked the victim’s Snapchat account on June 1 and kept her out of her account.

He then, at that point, reached the minor girl through Instagram and took steps to upload her private pictures. Also, he constrained her to take part in a profane video call and produce child pornographic content.

The victim attempted to contact Snapchat to get her account deactivated yet didn’t get any reaction. At the point when she reached Facebook, it gave the subtleties of the harasser’s Instagram account. This provoked the casualty to contact the FBI and give the record data of the suspect.

Consequently, the FBI registered a case against the accused with the FIA Headquarters under sections 3, 4, 21, 22 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, and Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code, following the proper protest, the FIA Peshawar area acquired a seize and court order and assaulted the presume’s home in Hayatabad.


Numerous cell phones and PCs were seized from the house, and the offender’s gadgets contained offensive photographs of the person in question. The beginning examination uncovered that the guilty party had been utilizing the Instagram account through a Data SIM enlisted to his dad. The attacking group captured him along with his dad. In any case, the dad was released after the guilty admitted to his violations.

Teens and youthful grown-ups in Pakistan have become progressively online media and web wise in the course of recent many years. This has likewise prompted an ascent in instances of digital badgering or cybercrimes, be that as it may, the majority of the cases go unreported.

Cyber harassment is turning out to be too normal nowadays. It is fundamentally because individuals think it is simpler to move away from the web. The digital laws are not as compelling as they were expected to be.

All the more thus, it isn’t tied in with drafting and passing the law however carrying out them. Except if the laws are carried out, they will turn out to mean nothing more than empty talk.

Source: Dawn News
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I don’t know what sort of mentality this generation has, couple of days back same sort of incident happened in Lahore as well.

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That’s saddening!

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