Man held for blackmailing woman on Facebook

ISLAMABAD: Man was arrested by Federal investigation Agency (FIA) from Islamabad for pretending to be a woman and blackmailing his friend’s wife on Facebook. Judicial magistrate sent the detained man to jail.

Sabeel Ahmed took the woman’s pictures using a fake Facebook profile, FIA said, adding that he then used another Facebook ID and started blackmailing the woman.

FIA’s cybercrime cell took him into custody from Ali Pur.

The woman said she had filed a complaint with FIA saying that she was being blackmailed by someone who was asking her for money. After FIA’s arrest, it turned out the blackmailer was from my own town, she said.

A mobile phone, memory card and several SIMs of different networks were seized from Ahmed’s possession.

He was remanded into jail for 14 days.

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