KARACHI   -   Cybercrime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday claimed to have round­ed up a blackmailer, and extortionist from Kara­chi. As per details, the accused named Muham­mad Shoaib was blackmailing a woman using her alleged illicit pictures and demanding cash from her. The action was taken by the FIA cybercrime wing after a complaint against the accused. Digi­tal devices have also been recovered from the possession of the accused, while illict pictures of the applicant have also been recovered from the gallery of Muhammad Shoaib’s mobile. The ac­cused has been booked under PICA act.

Earlier, on January 5, last year, the FIA had ar­rested 10 people involved in online fraud activi­ties and lodged an FIR against them in Karachi. Three of the alleged culprits were involved in a forgery incident in 2016 also, the FIA has ap­prised. The investigation body had filed a case against the criminals. The FIA cybercrime dep­uty director had said the felons had committed fraud of more than Rs15 million and they were arrested from Okara, Peshawar and Karachi.