KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended four suspects in Karachi for their alleged involvement in child pornography.
As per details, the four new arrests come after two other members of the alleged same-sex abuse ring were arrested over the weekend during different operations in the metropolis,
According to the FIA statement, all six suspects were part of the racket allegedly involved in raping, sodomizing, and filming young boys, creating and circulating pornographic videos, and blackmailing the victims through clips of sexual assault.
According to Faizullah Korejo the additional director at the agency’s cybercrime cell in Karachi, the four accused apprehended by the FIA’s Cyber Crimes Cell.
Korejo further said that the suspects had also developed their own mobile applications and websites specifically aimed at tracking down queer people, including gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals.
He added underage boys and individuals who visited these websites or used the app created by the porn ring were given links to groups on WhatsApp and other social media for fake employment opportunities at call centers. The FIA said several of these videos were found on the arrested men’s mobile phones and laptops.
On Sunday, the FIA had not only tracked down and unmasked the porn ring but also arrested two other members, according to Korejo, the suspects were involved in creating and disseminating indecent content, including images and videos
The arrested suspects have confessed to sexually abusing multiple boys and young men. Moreover, evidence of sexual abuse and blackmailing attempts, as well as dozens of videos of countless victims of sexual abuse, was also recovered.
Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested a key member of the sleeper cell of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis (RAW) from Karachi.
The suspect identified as Zafar was a former employee of the Karachi Fire Brigade and involved in a number of terror incidents and bomb blasts. He was arrested by the Anti-Terror Cell of FIA in Karachi.
Zafar was affiliated with MQM London was given military training by India by Delhi-based Mehmood Siddiqi Group.