According to DAWN, the Federal Investigation Agency"s (FIA) Crime Wing apprehended a gang in Jatoi, Muzzafargarh, for supposedly teaching black magic on various YouTube channels and participating in other illicit activities.
The gang"s YouTube channels provided a comprehensive training in black magic for witchcraft, from which it had developed a booming business based on online subscription and reviews.
Adnan Khan, FIA Assistant Director, had dispatched ASI Rai Muhammad Tanveer to track down the gang, which was working from its studios at the Mehrab Hotel. Amir Raza, Irfan Shah, Jahangir Akhtar, Mehr Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Shahbaz, and Muhammad Shah were named as suspects.
The FIA discovered that their channels and social media followers who were interested in knowing black magic had earned millions of rupees. They had also duped individuals by selling "wands," "owl blood," and "owl meat" for sorcery rituals and giving paid access to "premium movies." One channel with 200,000 subscribers promised techniques to acquire the power to attract gold deposits.
Aside from that, the gang"s clients included childless folks and people looking for love marriages. It was discovered that the group had even blackmailed several female clients by photographing and filming them for money.
Locals had seen a change in the suspects" lifestyle as they began living extravagantly and purchasing farmlands, plots, and expensive cars.
More than a dozen of the gang"s channels have been suspended, and the FIA"s Crime Wing has registered a lawsuit against the offenders under sections 419, 420, 468, and 471 of the Pakistan Penal Code; sections 3 and 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act; and sections 4, 17, and 21 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.