ATC awards 24-year jail sentence to cyberstalker in Lahore

By Shaheryar Ehsan on
January 10, 2019
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An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has awarded a 24-year jail sentence as well as a fine of 0.7 million to a cyberstalker. Abdul Wahab, the stalker in question, has been responsible for blackmailing and harassing nearly 200 women which include house officers and trainees of King Edward Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and Children Hospital, Lahore.

The culprit used to introduce himself as a military official whereas he was arrested on charges of blackmailing as well as hacking WhatsApp accounts. Around 31 witnesses recorded the statement against him and the judge announced the verdict given below:

  1. Convicted under Section 7(1)(h) of the Antiterrorism Act, 1997, and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 14 years, along with a fine of Rs0.5 million. In case of default, he shall further undergo six months of simple imprisonment.
  2. Convicted under Section 419 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven years, along with a fine of Rs0.1 million. In case of failure to pay the amount, he shall further undergo three months of simple imprisonment.
  3. Convicted under Section 25-D of the Telegraphic Act and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for three years, along with a fine of Rs0.1 million. In the event he does not pay the fine, he shall further undergo three months of simple imprisonment.

The convict will serve his sentence in Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore.

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