Bail petition dismissed in cyber crime case

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Bail petition dismissed in cyber crime case

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Monday dismissed a bail petition of a man involved in uploading objectionable material on the social media against former federal minister Firdous Ashiq Awan.

Federal Investigation Agency`s (FIA) cyber crime cell had arrested Haseeb Zahid on a complaint lodge by private secretary of the ex-minister.

The investigating officer told the coun that the suspect tarnished the image of the former minister by posting objectionable photos and material on social media. He said material and record of the suspects` social media accounts proved the charges.

The suspect`s counsel argued that the case against his client was politically motivated. He said the complainant was not the affected party in the case. He asked the court to release the petitioner on bail.

After hearing both sides, Magistrate Farooq Azam Sohal dismissed the bail petition.