Abdul Wahab, a resident of Layyah from Southern Punjab, sentenced to 24 years in jail for harassing and blackmailing women on social media by anti-terrorism court.
Abdul Wahab was arrested in 2015 after recurring reports of blackmailing and harassment by lady doctors and nurses of some of Lahore’s government teaching hospitals.
Most of his victims were were fresh postgraduates trainees or house officers from the King Edward’s Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and Children Hospital of Lahore.
Abdul Wahab used to introduce himself as an ‘intelligence officer’ and later hacked into social media accounts of over 200 lady doctors and nurses and blackmailed them with “objectionable video clips and photos” for money.
The case continued for over two years, 31 witnesses recorded their statements. He was 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.
He was convicted under Section 419 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven
He was also 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.
After hearing arguments from both parties, Judge Sajjad Ahmad imposed a fine of Rs. 0.7 million on Abdul Wahab, a resident of Layyah and jailed him for 24 years. He will serve his term in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.