LAHORE: A successful raid has been conducted by Cybercrime FIA Lahoreto unearth illegal gateway exchange causing huge loss to Govt. Exchequer.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, A successful raid has been conducted by Cybercrime FIA on the directions of Muhammad Sarfraz Ch. Deputy Director CCRC FIA Lahore along IB and PTA to unearth illegal gateway exchange causing huge loss to Govt. Exchequer. A complaint was received from the Zonal Director, PTA, Lahore that illegal gateway exchanges are being run at the BTS location i.e. Plot No. 759, 760, situated at House No. 759, Mohallah Ahsan Block, Nishtar Colony, Ferozpur Road, Lahore, causing huge loss to the national exchequer.
On this complaint, a team was constituted by the Deputy Director / Incharge of FIA, CCRC, Lahore comprising of Muhammad Usman, Assistant Director, Mansoor Hussain FC, Muhammad Shahzad FC and Najeeb Ullah Niazi, Sub-Inspector. The team reached at BTS location and successfully traced the actual location where the illegal gateway exchanges setup was being run i.e. House No. 456, Hassan Block, Nishter Colony, Ferozpur Road, Lahore and conducted the raid.
The raiding team recovered illegal gateway exchanges (08), laptops (02), internet devices (03), Mobile phones (02), internet USBs (02) and hundreds of SIMS. The accused person namely Ahsan Mehboob S/o Mehboob Alam was arrested from the spot. The recovered gateway exchanges and other digital media was dismantled and taken into possession by FIA as per seizure memo. After recovery of illegal gateway exchanges and sufficient incriminating evidence, the accused persons namely Ahsan Mehboob and Hafiz Sajid were found involved in running illegal gateway exchanges with the connivance of each other.
A case FIR No. 129/2019 u/s 7,13,14,16 of PECA-2016, 31(1)PT(RO)Act-1996 R/w 419,420,109-PPC has been registered and Investigation is entrusted to Najeeb Ullah Niazi, Sub-Inspector
Further investigation is being carried out and progress will be followed up accordingly.
Following illegal equipment was recovered:
- Total Gateway × 8
- 32ports x 01.
- 08 ports x06.
- 16 ports x 01
- TP Link Routers 02
- Internet Devices x 3
- Internet USB × 2
- Approx 2000-SIMs Zong and Jazz recovered.
Reportedly, a person namely Ahsan was arrested on the spot.
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