RAW cyber network unearthed in Karachi


KARACHI: The officials of the police department and sensitive agencies have unearthed a secret cyber network of the Indian prime intel agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Karachi.

Investigators have uncovered important clues from the computer of one of the arrested suspects, Sufyan Naqvi, who was arrested in Karachi’s Rizvia area. A team of police and sensitive agencies is conducting a joint investigation.

According to the investigators, Sufyan Naqvi had been hired as a project coordinator in the Maldives and tasked to continue his job online while staying in Pakistan.

Naqvi’s job description had been finalised by an Indian handler via a contact number of the United Kingdom (UK).

The female agent offered Sufyan Naqvi a monthly salary of Rs 30,000 to 50,000, in addition to providing hateful content against the Pakistan Army and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

The suspect had also been instructed to remain in contact with some anti-Pakistan elements and directed to use different apps for hiding his identity.

The investigation officials said that RAW has focused to target educated youth in Pakistan by offering online jobs. They added that recommendations will be forwarded to the higher authorities for constituting a joint investigation team (JIT) to interrogate the suspect.

Investigators claim to have collected key evidence from Naqvi’s computer and mobile phone, which was sent to the relevant authorities for forensic examination. They said they would also seek the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) in the ongoing investigation.

In addition, police and sensitive agency officials have stepped up efforts to track down other elements associated with the RAW secret network.

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