Pakistan Update : Hidden cameras found in Karachi private school’s washrooms

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Karachi, Nov 6 : After hidden cameras were discovered in a private school washroom in Karachi that were used to make videos of women, the federal investigation agency (FIA) has slammed the provincial education department for “contaminating” the crime scene.

According to a report by ARY News, the FIA teams had been loitering for hours on Friday outside the private school in the Scheme-33 of Safoora Goth area where after woman staff’s complaints the Sindh Education and Literacy Department found the concealed camera behind the washroom basins and consequently sealed the premises.

However, as the washrooms were sealed by the education department the FIA could not enter the school. The FIA lashed out at the ministry for not keeping the agency and the police in the loop over its raid.

The agency said if it had been intimidated about the incident before the raid then the FIA teams would have prepared provisional reports on the incident and even analyse the hidden cameras and the DVR.

The teams went on to claim that the crime scene have been unintentionally been contaminated by the ministry teams, ARY News reported.

On Friday, the Sindh Education Department suspended the registration of a private school after hidden cameras were found in its washrooms.

Citing a notification by the education department, Geo News reported that the hidden CCTV cameras were stealthily installed in the men’s washroom as well as a female washroom common to both teachers and students.

The officials have confirmed that several women had filed a complaint with the department on the cameras.

Meanwhile, the school administration has maintained that the cameras were installed in the washrooms for “monitoring purposes”, Geo News reported.

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Sindh Cybercrime Zone Head Imran Riaz said “The team will check whether the videos were filmed for women and child pornography or was there any other motive behind it.”


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