Two held for harassment, fraud – 15 Feb 2023

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a suspect for his alleged involvement in sexual harassment and seized three mobile phones from his possession besides rounding up another accused, who allegedly pocketed millions of rupees on the pretext of sending 11 innocent people abroad. Sources said, Muhammad Tauqeer is accused of recording indecent pictures and videos of a woman and harassing and blackmailing the woman and her family by sharing the objectionable content on social media. On receiving a complaint, the FIA team conducted a raid in Chakwal and arrested the accused. The sources said three mobile phones were recovered from the suspect which were sent for forensics.

On the other hand, the FIA’s Islamabad arrested an agent namely Chulam Abbas after his prearrest bail was cancelled. The accused allegedly pocketed Rs 1.5 million on the pretext of sending it people to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah [pilgrimage] and later disappeared from the scene. OUR CORRESPONDENT

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