First Cyber Crime Case: Man Arrested for Harrasing Women Online

A resident from Nowshera district in KPK was arrested on Monday on allegations of blackmailing women on social media. This is the first case that has been registered under the Cyber Crime Bill.

The DPO from Nowshera said that the 29 year old suspect Mehranullah used to blackmail women on Facebook by uploading fake videos. The suspect also gave the police names of 15 other people who he claimed were also involved in blackmailing victims on social media.

Police has recovered a pistol and a mobile phone from the suspect. The case was booked under the recently passed cybercrime bill. You can view the FIR here.

Controversy Surrounding the Bill

Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill was approved on 11th August by the National Assembly amidst controversy. The objections surrounding the cybercrime bill came from opposition parties which stated that certain sections of the cybercrime bill prevented freedom of speech.

The bill was passed by the Senate unanimously following eight amendments made to the bill. Earlier there were 47 amendments suggested by the lower house to the Senate standing committee on April 13th.

The cybercrime prevention bill generally covers most cybercrimes, including hate speech, cyberterrorism, illegal issuance of SIM cards, electronic fraud, cyber terrorism and more.

Inconsistencies in the Bill

Three days ago, Pakistan Awami Tehreek challenged the cybercrime bill in Lahore High Court. According to the petition, section 10 (Cyber Terrorism), section 18 (Act Against the Dignity of a Person) and section 32 (Powers of Designated Officers) go against the rights provided by the Constitution of Pakistan. It mentioned that the state cannot pass a law which violates basic human rights.

Although the bill is far from perfect, there was a dire need of having a basic structure in place for punishing cybercrimes which were not covered by the Constitution of Pakistan. However, it’s also paramount that we get it right.

The enforcement of the cybercrime law depends on the government so whether we see widespread arrests and punishments doled out against the offenders is yet to be seen. One thing is for sure, this case will be monitored very closely since it sets the tone and precedent.

Via Express Tribune

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  • Technical Usama

    Here Is How They Caught Him: FIA agent ne fake I’d banayi larki ke name se phir suspect ko request send ki jab usne request accept ki to baat cheet ki aur kisi bahany se 1 link send ki jab usne wo link open ki to uska IP FIA agent ke pas chala gaya next for example wo IP PTCL ka tha to FIA agent ne PTCL call karke sari details mangwa li like connection kis address aur nic per registered hai aur us address per jaa kar pakar Liya simple! :)
    Good work <3

    • Fakhre Alam

      Do they have any other way to track ip address? Direct method?

      • Technical Usama

        No Direct Method!

      • Sheldon Cooper

        actually there is, but if they hire the right people not the parchi one.

        • Farhan

          There is none unless you want to ask facebook directly as other countries.

        • Fakhre Alam

          Sheldon and technical usama, can you please have a discussion over this here as comments . Sheldon please explain the method briefly. i hope tech usama will answer you.

          • DarkAngel

            There is no way to track, As The connection is HTTPS and 100% secure, You cannot intercept that traffic….Only FACEbook,,, C.I…A and user Knows no third person…!!

          • Technical Usama

            Aisa Koi Method Nahi Hai Jis Se Directly IP Mil Jaye …Directly IP Sirf FBI Le Sakti Hai Jo Ke USA Main Hai Aur Wo Bhi Khud Nahi Le Sakti FBI Ko Bhi Facebook Se Contact Karna Parayga Jabhi IP Milyga.

    • Black Pearl

      you are so funny bahi anyone can get ip adress by just a conversation with that person just type NETSTAT in cmd and thats it you will get the ip of that person. they dont have to do that shit as u expalined

      • Technical Usama

        I Have Enough Knowledge Than You!
        You Can’t Get Persons IP By Just Typing NETSTAT In CMD As The Connection Is 100 % Secure & Encrypted With HTTPs Protocol.
        If You Still Believe That It Is Possible Then Come On Chat With Me On FB & Tell Me My IP ;)

        • Hammad

          True.

    • Hammad

      Very old technique. and effective phishing.

    • Hammad

      What if he bypass the IP?

      • Technical Usama

        Then they would try another technique for getting His IP :)

  • Mirza Waqas

    And worst thing Propakistani attached FIR copy revealing all details of the victim…
    Wow…. My gudness
    Did u think that b4 posting?
    And ur post is a crime under cyber crime law..

    • Sheldon Cooper

      ager prove na dain tab musibat aget dain to musibat

    • haha…

  • good. but Pro Pakistani please Blure the Mobile number of victim women from FIR Screen Shot.

    • aamir7

      FIR is hosted on ET, we just linked it.

      • Farhan

        That guy killed him, we just helped…

  • Timeless

    According to FIR He raped her…. this is not just harassment.

  • Ayesha Raza

    If someone msgs you on whatsapp from outside country that he has your private conversations or pictures and wants to friendship but doesnt show you those pic or conversation. Can this be reported and does law cover it and will he go to jail?