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Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: In a major operation, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime Circle in Quetta has successfully apprehended two individuals involved in sexual harassment and blackmail. The accused, identified as Malik Shariq and Saqib Abbas, were taken into custody from the Quetta area.

The suspects allegedly employed a deceptive loan app to exploit unsuspecting citizens. Under the guise of financial assistance, they targeted individuals, attempting to extort money by threatening to leak compromising pictures and videos of their victims. The FIA Cybercrime Circle launched an investigation into the matter following multiple complaints.

2 Mobile Phones Confiscated From Accused

During the operation, law enforcement officials confiscated two mobile phones from the possession of the accused. These devices reportedly contained objectionable photos and videos of a citizen’s daughter, reinforcing the severity of the charges against Shariq and Abbas.

A spokesperson for the FIA stated that the arrested individuals are currently under investigation, and the legal process is underway. The agency is committed to ensuring justice for the victims and will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Arrest Aims At Upholding Rule Of Law

The arrest of Malik Shariq and Saqib Abbas highlights the continuous efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat cybercrimes that pose a threat to the privacy and security of citizens. The FIA encourages citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness in the digital age.

As the investigation unfolds, the FIA Cybercrime Circle in Quetta remains steadfast in its mission to safeguard citizens from online threats and to uphold the rule of law in the digital realm.

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