Digitonics Scam: Sindh High Court Seeks Legal Arguments From FIA

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

10th Feb, 2021. 07:51 pm

Sindh Highcourt justice Naimatullah heard the petition against Digitonics Mega Scam and sought legal arguments from FIA.

According to the details,  during the case hearing, the prosecutor informed the court that the company was involved in mega scams including money laundering.

The Prosecutor further informed the Sindh High Court that, the software house was involved in fraud, blackmailing, and extortion. The accused misused the credit cards of citizens and used to lure them by swindling 100 dollars investment. An international network of money laundering was operated under the guise of a software house.

The Court questioned regarding the evidence, of which the prosecutor replied that the stolen data of credit cards of national and international customers  have been recovered from the accused.

Earlier on Thursday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted an interim challan in the court declaring CEO Digitonics lab Muhammad Burhan Mirza as the mastermind in the money laundering case.

According to the details, the FIA investigating officer Mumtaz Hussain presented the challan before Judge Imran Imam Zaidi. The interim challan will be approved after a thorough review.

The challan included Ghyas Ghazali, Muneeb Ali, Kamil Raza, Pervez, Noman Javed, Muhammad Danish, and other accused.

According to the challan, the owners of the company, Junaid Mansoor and Hassan Mansoor, are still at large. The accused not only robbed the foreigners but also the Pakistanis living abroad. The challan stated that the important shreds of evidence are being analyzed from the computer of CEO Burhan Mirza.

The challan added that important information is also retrieved from the mobile phones of other accused. So far, 213 voice recorders have been recovered from the computers.

Moreover, the challan stated that a large number of Pakistanis living abroad are also complaining against the accused.

According to the challan, the accused pretended to be foreigners and obtained credit card codes, and then looted them.

FIA said that the money laundering and fraudulent charges against the accused will be estimated against the accused.

The FIA ​​has also obtained records of contacts of some other suspects from the evidence obtained from the accused. Moreover, FIA said that more suspects in the case will also be named.

The Prosecutor also apprised the court that the suspects uploaded data on the sensitive portal including Cloud which cannot be accessed.

Earlier today FIA presented the CEO Digitonics Lab Muhammad Burhan Mirza and others accused before the court. However, the City court-ordered to shift the accused back to jail and adjourned the hearing till February 11th.

Back in January 2021, FIA conducted a crackdown on Digitonics, involved in International Scam and Money Laundering. Digitonics used to steal the data through illegal means by disguising themselves as Americans from international customers.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber ​​Crime Circle registered a case against Muhammad Burhan Mirza and others, of IT Company ‘Digitonics Lab’, to investigate the alleged money laundering.

According to the FIR, the software house was involved in fraud, blackmailing, and extortion. The accused misused the credit cards of citizens and used to lure them by swindling 100 dollars investment. An international network of money laundering was operated under the guise of a software house.

Moreover, the Sales President also confessed that some sales agents used to commit illegal activities to increase sales. The witness also confessed that the agents used to debit money from the customers’ bank accounts and they used to return the debited money to the customers who identified the illegal activity.

The FIA, which has been conducting key operations for Pakistan in the context of FATF, has vowed to take down this scam cartel bringing bad reputation to Pakistan.

FIA has received a green signal from Islamabad to conduct a crackdown against Olive digital, Salsoft, AB Tach, Legendesk and 16 more.

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