Islamabad: Women stalking accused acquitted after ‘agreement’
ISLAMABAD: Senior Civil Judge Mahmood Haroon on Wednesday acquitted an accused of women stalking case and disposed of the case against him registered for alleged involvement in using 28 unregistered Subscriber Identity Module (SIMs) to threaten women by making obnoxious and vulgar SMS and calls.
In this regard, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged on November 06, 2009 under section 3, 4,9,13 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance (PECO) 2009 by a female complaint, a resident of Rawalpindi.
According to FIA, the complainant stated in her application that an unknown person sent him vulgar, obnoxious and threatening messages and calls through different mobile phone numbers.
She stated that her email accounts were also hacked. Before this complaint, the FIA crime circle had received many complains from the twin cities’ residences regarding such issues of cyber malice. During investigation it was learnt that Pir Khawar Aziz, a resident of Sector G-10/1, Islamabad, was allegedly involved in this matter.
When Aziz’s record was checked it was found that he used cell phone for this purpose. According to FIA, he illegally accessed and hacked the email accounts of females and misused them to uploaded vulgar videos and fabricated pictures. Aziz threatened, intimidated, harassed and coerced the females and also communicated obscene and lascivious e-mails.
The accused was arrested on December 27, 2009, his six days physical remand was obtained from the court on the same day and he was sent to judicial lockup. On the next hearing he got bail from the court.
According to FIA, during the personal search of accused four mobile phones and 28 SIMs of different telecom companies were recovered and taken into possessions through seizure memo. The seized mobile phone sets and SIMs were handed over to forensic expert for analysis.
It was also found that the accused had also established illegal gateway exchanges in different sectors of Islamabad and international calls were entertained at source countries and were converted into VoIP by using Internet as a medium, the calls were transmitted to Pakistan where the illegal gateway exchanges containing mobile SIMs/IMSIs, were installed.
He allegedly used to convert calls converted from VoIP to GSM and transmitted to destination telephone numbers. It appeared to the recipients that calls were coming from local mobile telephone numbers.
On Wednesday, the defense counsel said that his client wanted to compensate the aggrieved party with any kind of penalty with the consent of other party. Counsel for the complainant also said that his client was willing for patch-up given the accused admits his mistake.
The defense counsel also said that the FIA could not produce any concrete evidences against his client till date and due to involvement in that matter he was facing problems in society.
After hearing both the parties the Judge acquitted Aziz of all criminal charges and disposed of the case.