New developments made in Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar harassment case
LAHORE- Lahore’s district court has directed Facebook and Instagram to provide details of ‘fake accounts’ allegedly involved in defaming singer Ali Zafar.
In a private TV channel interview last week, Zafar claimed that after fellow singer Meesha Shafi accused him of sexual harassment in April 2018, she launched a smear campaign on social media against him.
He said that ‘fake accounts’ were tasked to post lies about him and that he will request FIA’s cyberbullying unit to look into the matter.
The FIA’s Cyber Crime Circle in Lahore has completed initial inquiry into the matter and have named Instagram accounts sanasamir91, sallzjay22 and deeenz82 as committing offenses punishable under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016 by “uploading [Ali Zafar’s] personal pictures with obnoxious/defamatory content to damage his repute in family and society,” stated the court order.
Lahore district has asked Facebook to present the IP logs and basic subscriber data of the accounts.