The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) Cyber Crime Mobile on Friday busted a gang allegedly involved in minting cash from “darkish internet” thru child pornography in Lahore.
A minimum of 10 sufferers were allegedly sexually exploited, in keeping with preliminary investigation.
Suspects residing in a personal housing society located in a peripheral house of the Punjab capital would entice sufferers thru cash or different method, rape them and picture the entire ordeal.
The suspects, as in step with the FIA, extorted cash from the sufferers and sexually abused them by means of threatening them to make their obscene movies viral in the event that they resisted.
The gang of 4 contributors together with a lady additionally earned cash (in bucks) by means of promoting movies on “darkish internet”. To this point, one accused has been arrested, the officers mentioned.
The FIA Cyber Wing Lahore used to be alerted after the organisation won a criticism.
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The complainant, father of a sufferer, had alleged that the suspects, known as Arslan Arshad and Ammad Shahzad who’re citizens of a personal housing society, had shaped a gang to steer the kids of the neighbourhood to sexually attack and document their movies with out their consent. They’d add it on web for earning profits.
He mentioned that his son used to be additionally trapped by means of them. The suspects on February 15, 2022 took the sufferer on the higher portion of his area and sexually assaulted him and likewise recorded a video.
Later, the suspect, Arsalan shared the video together with his buddy Abid thru WhatsApp.
FIA after receiving the applying introduced the investigation and took suspect Abid Ali into custody from Arifwala tehsil of district Pakpattan.
The officers additionally recovered massive selection of movies of child pornography from his cell phone and the top suspect Arslan is also observed in the movies raping the minors.
The suspect confessed to the FIA cyber wing officers that the gang contributors – Arslan, Ammad, Moazam and Talha – lured minor kids by means of providing them cash and treasured items and captured their movies. “They later give you the video to a girl named Asma and her motive force — Qamar alias Doda.”
FIA Cyber Crime Mobile Lahore has registered a case in opposition to the accused individuals below Segment 20, 21 and 22 of The Prevention of Digital Crime Act (PECA) 2016 and segment 109 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
FIA Cyber Crime Mobile could also be undertaking raids to arrest the opposite accused individuals. Additional proof concerning the accused individuals and their act can be ascertained after their arrests, revelations and research of digital devices recovered from their custody.