Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing has declared singer Meesha Shafi, seven others ‘guilty’ of running defamation campaign on social media against singer-actor Ali Zafar.
The FIA’s wing submitted an interim challan which stated:
“During the course of investigation so far Meera Shafi alias Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Maham Javaid, Leena Ghani, Haseemus Zaman, Fariha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza and Ali Gul Pir have been found guilty in this case as per available oral and documentary evidences. However, the complainant recorded his statement in favour of Hamna Raza to the extent of accepting her apology, thus she is not required in the investigation furthermore.”
Meesha Shafi posted false allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar in April 19, 2018 but she failed to provide any witnesses before it in favour of her allegations. The other suspects also failed to provide evidence in favour of the direct allegations posted by them on social media.
In November 2018, Ali Zafar had filed a complaint with the FIA cyber-crime wing, alleging that many social media accounts were posting defamatory material against him. He provided details of some Twitter and Facebook accounts to support his claim.
According to the FIA, Meesha Shafi had appeared before the FIA cyber-crime wing with her team of lawyers in December 2019, but she failed to produce any witness in favour of her allegations against Ali Zafar.
The cybercrime wing also pleaded the court for taking action against Meesha and others.