Islamabad: Family battle from Facebook to lower court
ISLAMABAD: Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Rifaat Sultan Sheikh adjourned a cyber crime case against an IT specialist at a private company accused of forging vulgar postures of his second cousin’s family and uploading them on facebook out of some family disputes till April 30th.
A First Information Report (FIR) vide 2/11 dated 31-01-2011 was registered under section 37 of ETO 2002 and 419 of PPC. According to FIA, Station House Officer (SHO) Saddiqabad Police Station, Rawalpindi, requested Principal Investigator Cyber Crime Cell (CCB) FIA Zahid Mehmood on 26-01-2011 to assist him tracing a bogus facebook account holder that had implicated four women in some vulgar pictures.
The case was registered by a complainant Afzal Qureshi, a resident of Sadiqabad, alleging that some unidentified person had forged and uploaded fake profiles of his wife and three daughters on social networking site.
He also published their cell phone numbers there. The accused billed the women as call girls and complainant’s mobile number as their agent, accused Qureshi.
Allegedly, the accused also made public colleges the girls attended and places they worked at. Consequently, said the complainant, the family is being inflicted by loads of unwanted calls from those searching for call girls on the Internet.
CCB probed into the matter and found a person named Noman Asif behind the bogus face book account who is a second cousin of the complainant. Asif worked as a computer expert at a private company. It came out that the accused had a family dispute with Qureshi.
FIA arrested the accused on 01-02-2011 and produced before ASJ on February 2, 2011. FIA informed the court that counsel for the accused Syed Fayyaz Hussain Shah requested Islamabad High Court to grant his client bail claiming that the case registered against him was without any evidence.
He urged it was a bail-able offence but FIA legal advisor Tariq Bilal urged it was a heinous social crime and the accused was not entitled to bail. He further informed the court that no further inquiry was underway and the charge sheet had been submitted to the relevant court. The IHC chief justice after hearing both the counsels dismissed the bail petition.
FIA demanded a 10-day physical remand of the accused that the ASJ granted but for two days and ordered FIA to produce him before the court on February 4. The court sent the accused Feb 4 on judicial remand. ASJ told the Agency to produce him again on March 25.
According to FIA CCC technical analysis report the accused created and uploaded fake face book profiles of the complainant’s family. The accused used different PTCL Internet Protocols (IP).
According to Digital Forensic Laboratory of National Response Center for Cyber Crime, the accused used different face book profiles and some porn web sites too.