FIA: Woman arrested under Cyber Crime Law from Sialkot
FIA has recently reported about a woman from Sialkot who was blackmailing a person on the social platform.
Woman name was Sadia Mirza who was a resident of Sialkot and was blackmailing Ahsan Rana who is resident in London. Ahsan Rana brother filed a complaint against Sadia that she is continuously sending messages to Ahsan on Facebook and asking for money.
The case is unique, and many people are arrested under this Law. Therefore, this case is not the first incident happening in Pakistan. According to the complaint or FIR, Sadia is held alleged for sending inappropriate, abusive, lewd and threatening messages. The case is filed under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 having clauses 20(1) and 24(b)(c).
Let’s take a look at the Clause 20 which states like this.
Offense against the dignity of a human
- Any person who publicly or intentionally exhibits or displays or tries to transmit any information through the electronic way or using any medium which is false or harms intimidates the reputation, or the privacy of the natural person will be punished with imprisonment for a long The punishment may exceed to three years or also with a fine, which may extend to one million rupees or even with both.
Clause 24 states the law related to Cyber Stalking
Any person who commits the offense of cyberstalking or intent to intimidate or harass person privately or publicly or try to use the information system, network, electronic mail, website or any other mode of communication.
- Monitors the use by a person of the internet, text message electronic mail or any other form of electronic communication.
- spy or watch an individual in a manner which results in fear of severe distress, alarm or violence
Inspector Humaira Kanwal conducted a raid and detained the accused person. She was then shifted to the police station for investigation process.
Pakistan National Assembly passes the controversial Cyber Crime bill last year in August. However, many amendments have been made in the law for the prevention of Electronics Crimes Bill 2015. It is true that the bill faced many oppositions, but the first offender under the law was arrested in KPK who was blackmailing women in August just right after bill was passed. Another cyber-criminal was arrested with a penalty of Rs. 30,000 and then jailed for uploading the photo-shopped pictures of girls in Lahore.
CyberCrime Law ensures the safety of the internet users on the internet. Unauthorized access to the data, cyber threats, pornography, data, hate speech, cyber terrorism, cyber stalking, spoofing, spamming, fake identities and any other illegal activity online will undoubtedly lead to severe punishment under the Cyber Crime Law.