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NIA chargesheets ISI operative for blackmailing lady Army officer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The NIA today filed a chargesheet against an for blackmailing a of circulating her morphed pictures on

The agency, which registered a case in September last year, filed the chargesheet against before a designated

The allegations are that accused had sent obscene and morphed WhatsApp images and messages from a mobile phone and ID with a veiled threat to circulate them on social media, to the complainant, thereby causing mental harassment to her as well as threatening to ruin her reputation.

"This was done in pursuance of a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by Pakistani Intelligence officials and the arrested accused (Parvez) with a view to compromise an of the into divulging secrets," an said here.

The chargesheet has been filed against accused 43-year-old Pervez, a resident of walled Delhi, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Act and anti-terror law UAPA.

Parvez was arrested on September 13, 2017 by the local police but after it was found that he had visited a few times, the matter was transferred to the Special Cell for probe. The NIA took over the case later.

A filed a police complaint in Dwarka, alleging that she had been receiving morphed and obscene pictures through WhatsApp from two unknown numbers.

She was threatened that if she did not speak to the sender of the messages, the pictures would be circulated on the Internet, the police said.

After she blocked the two numbers, the woman colonel's daughter started receiving morphed pictures and messages from the profile of a woman, they said.

The person sending the pictures and messages asked the woman's daughter to speak to the sender and threatened her with uploading the pictures on

The approached the police and a case was registered. On the basis of the information gained through the profile and the records of the two numbers, Parvez was arrested.

During his interrogation, it emerged that he had visited and had made SIM cards available to some Pakistani nationals. It was suspected that he is linked with the (ISI).

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 21:35 IST