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Lady doctors harassment case: laptop analysis reveals more evidence against accused

Lady doctors harassment case: laptop analysis reveals more evidence against accused

LAHORE: The Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) has detected over 2,000 objectionable pictures and videos from the laptop of the main accused in the lady doctors harassment case.

The PFSA has submitted its findings to the Anti-Terrorism Court as evidence after a detailed forensic analysis of the laptop.

Many other shocking revelations, including use of 108 CNICs, were also made in the PFSA report.

Accused Abdul Wahab from Layyah district is facing trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act for blackmailing and harassing lady doctors.

He was arrested in April 2015 by the law enforcement agencies from Narran after the scam surfaced that nearly 200 women, including lady doctors and nurses of some government teaching hospitals of Lahore, had been harassed or blackmailed. Gowalmandi police had registered the case

Most of his victims were house officers and postgraduate trainees from King Edward Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and Children Hospital, Lahore.

According to initial investigations, the accused used to trap lady doctors by having access to their mobile phone chats/pictures, whatsapp chats, viber contacts and facebook accounts using different technologies.

After editing their conversation/pictures, he would allegedly call them to some restaurant to further blackmail them.

He had allegedly destroyed future of several lady doctors by providing their in-laws and other family members ‘objectionable video clips and photos’, the initial investigation said.

The PFSA which identified 428, 322 graphics/pictures during analysis of the laptop, categorically said many photos were edited or tempered with. It said the charge of blackmailing the victims was also proved during analysis.

While presenting a data of 2159 objectionable pictures out of the total, the report says, “The genuineness of a single picture could not be determined according to the standard operating procedure of the audio visual analysis department”.

It further says 667 pictures of facebook chats, whatsapp etc were separately identified.

The PFSA further revealed that 108 CNIC/passports, call details etc. had also been separately analyzed and provided to the court.

The forensic agency also traced some calls in which the accused was identifying himself as a senior official of sensitive agencies.

“A total of 2,454 multimedia files were identified”, the report stated adding that of them 266 audio call recordings were also found. It says these may contain blackmailing content.

Published in Dawn, May 1st, 2017

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