Man ‘held’ for harassing his own wife on social media

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: An unusual case of harassment on the social media was cracked by FIA’s cyber crime wing on Tuesday as they caught a man, who was harassing his own wife.

According to details, accused, the head constable of Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) police, Imtiaz-ul-Ahsan is deployed in the court of the additional sessions judge.

“The accused was arrested after complaint of the woman, who is his wife”, FIA officials informed media. The investigation agency kicked off probe against the accused, after lodging a case against him.

Cyber Crime Bill

National Assembly in 2015 had passed Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 that ratified fine and punishment to cyber criminals.

According to the bill, Illegal access to data is punishable by three months prison term and 50,000 fine, according to the bill. The copy or transfer of data without permission may send a person behind the bars for as much as six months and dine him Rs one lac.

A person may also have to face up to two years imprisonment for interfering in informative stats, while he could also be fined as much as half a million rupees.

Similarly, unauthorized access to sensitive infrastructure, information system or data can get an accused jailed for five years and fined Rs 5 million.

The bill also mentions harsh punishments for facilitating hate speech, cyber terrorism, electronic fraud, issuance of cellular SIM cards and other illegal acts.

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