Court awards 9-year imprisonment, fined in online job fraud case
“The prosecution has proved its case beyond any shadow of doubt against the accused”: Verdict
- ADSJ Rawalpindi declares two lawbreakers guilty in the online job fraud case.
- Nine-year imprisonment and fine of Rs300, 000 was imposed on them individually.
On Friday, An additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) declares two convicted guilty in the online job fraud case. Besides, both of them were sentenced to nine-year imprisonment. Fine of Rs300, 000 was imposed on them individually.
FIR against four accusers registered under the FIA Cyber Crimes Circles on November 24, 2014. Names of the accusers are Adil Shabbir Kayani, Malik Abdul Ghaffar, Mudassir Qayyum, and Abdul Ghani Majeed.
Names of Qayyum and Majeed were absolved by the court for want of evidence.
Moreover, session judge Ashfaq Ahmed Rana said that the proof against Kayani and Abdul Ghaffar is unquestionable.
The verdict states, “The prosecution has proved its case beyond any shadow of doubt against the accused”.
Under section 36 of The Electronic Transaction ordinance 2002, both the accusers were convicted. Therefore, both were given five-year imprisonment under section 36 and 420 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), they were awarded detention of four years.
further added,“They are sent to central jail to serve out the punishment awarded to them through the judgment,” the court order concludes.
The Electronic Transactions’ Ordinance, 2002
The ordinance is to acknowledge and accelerate documents, records, information, communications and transactions in electronic form, and to provide for the accreditation of certification service providers.
Section 36 Violation of privacy of information
“Any person who gains or attempts to gain access to any information system with or without intent to acquire the information contained therein or to gain knowledge of such information, whether or not he is aware of the nature or contents of such information, when he is not authorised to gain access, as aforesaid, shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance punishable with either description of a term not exceeding seven years, or fine which may extend to one million rupees, or with both”.
Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) 420
420 of PPC says “Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything that is signed or sealed and which is capable of being converted into a valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine”.
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