On Friday, FIA arrested an assistant professor of Karachi University upon orders of a local court for violating the cyber crime law.
The accused, Farhan Kamrani, has been moved into a Cyber Crime Cell in a case for harassing a female colleague, as per the FIA. The FIA also mentioned it has secured a 14-day physical remand against the professor.
The action was taken upon the request from the female professor who explained that Farhan had created a fake Facebook account in her name. She also mentioned that he had been uploading indecent, mostly Photoshopped, pictures of her and sharing them on University’s official page and other related groups.
FIA, in accordance with Facebook staff, has tracked down the person running the account and it was Farhan Kamrani, a resident of Karachi. The FIA arrested Faisal Kamrani’s brother and Farhan Kamrani, who confessed to the crimes he committed and took full responsibility of it. He also confessed that he had been using fake pictures and videos as well.
Here is the professor’s Academia information page. A Psychology major, accused and found guilty of such an act reflects majorly on the community we reside in.The FIA and the judiciary needs to make an example out of this case by punishing him strictly to keep cyber crimes like these in check.
It is unfortunate that such educated people, especially considering the subject, also fall to such a level as to perform such indecent acts. A person with such a vast knowledge of the human psychology should have been preventing such acts rather than performing them.