Man behind fake Twitter accounts of ex-Army officers held
Accused during interrogation confesses his links to PTI
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A suspect has been arrested for creating fake Twitter accounts in the name of retired Pakistan Army officers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday quoting its sources.
The accused has been identified as Sadaqat Hussain, a resident of Shahpur, Sargodha, and he used to operate fake accounts of retired army officers on Twitter.
The accused during interrogation also confessed to play fake voice clips of General (retd) Haroon Aslam and General (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg on social media.
It is learnt that he was on a mission to create division among the Pakistan Army officers on political grounds.
During interrogation, he also revealed that Shehzad Ahmed Mekan, a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Sargodha, had contacted him.
“The political party (PTI) added me to different social media groups and taught me to launch and operate trends on social media,” he stated.
He also provided to the law-enforcement agencies an audio conversation with Talat Kashif, Information Secretary of PTI’s Canada Chapter.
It merits a mention here that Twitter is full of fake accounts as the fraud and deception has taken the form of a business on the social media platform.
The noose around those involved in creating fake accounts has now been tightened.
Reporter: Saud Butt