Islamabad [Pakistan]June 24 (ANI): Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started cracking down on overseas individuals involved in defaming national security agencies through social media platforms. The FIA has contacted Interpol (Interpol) to assist in the arrest and extradition of critics residing in foreign jurisdictions, Pakistan’s Daily Times reported.
The FIA has identified 361 social media accounts linked to such activities and has decided to arrest those behind them, the Daily Times reported, citing private channels. Through a coordinated effort with Interpol, the FIA aims to trace the defendants’ accounts and prosecute them under cybercrime laws.
According to the “Daily Times” report, an official of the FIA disclosed the details of the matter, saying that the case will be filed immediately and necessary legal actions will be taken against the defendant. Once the case is filed, the FIA, with the assistance of Interpol, will work to bring the accused back to Pakistan to face charges.
The FIA has urged Interpol to issue a Red Notice for the arrest of YouTuber Major (retired) Adil Raja for allegedly spreading malicious content on social media platforms against state security agencies, according to news reports.
According to the Daily Times, the FIA expects Adil Raja to be arrested in the future and brought back to Pakistan to face legal proceedings. The FIA is preparing a sweeping legal action plan against those who abuse and harass others on social media platforms.
On June 12, Islamabad police interviewed journalists Shaheen Sehbai and Wajahat Saeed Khan, military officer-turned-YouTuber Adil Raja and host Syed Haider Raza Mehdi was arrested on charges of “abetting mutiny” and inciting attacks on military installations across Pakistan on May 9. According to Dawn newspaper.
On May 9, Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan’s Justice Movement, was arrested in the Islamabad High Court in connection with the Kadir Trust case. After his arrest, protests broke out in Pakistan, and military facilities and state properties such as the Lahore regiment commander’s residence were destroyed.
In a First Information Report (FIR), the complainant, Muhammad Aslam, stated that on May 9, while passing through the G-11 area of Islamabad, he witnessed 20 to 25 people sharing Adil Rah “Screenshots of tweets and video messages” by Adil Raja, Wajahat Saeed Khan, Syed. Haider Raza Mahdi and Shaheen Sebai, according to Dawn.
Mohammad Aslam claimed that the four men “incited people to attack military installations, spread terrorism and create chaos” in Pakistan, Dawn newspaper reported. In his complaint, Aslam said he checked the social media accounts of the four men after the incident. (Arnie)
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