Geo News posted in Urdu through its Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon that the cyber crime wing of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested a “Tiger Memon”. Within no time the news triggered a tremendous reaction all over the social media, and netizens started rejoicing.
The raid was apparently on some cybercafe in Karachi, this 'Tiger Memon' used to harass girls on networking sites.— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) September 2, 2015
Tiger memon caught in Pakistan... If it's true Salman Khan will distribute sweets in his neighborhood.— Amit.A (@Amit_smiling) September 2, 2015
Tiger Memon's arrest shows tht Modiji's pressure on Pakistan is working & both countries finally agree on zero tolerance for FB blackmailers— Scotchy(Piyour&Pice) (@scotchism) September 2, 2015
But soon Pakistani authorities crashed the party, by clarifying that the person arrested was another criminal, with a similar alias as the 1993 blast accused. The cyber-crime wing of the FIA had arrested Furqan alias Tiger Memon, for threatening women on social media.
FIA arrested Furqan alias Tiger Memon who was blackmailing girls through fake f-b accounts Indian media confusing him with real Tiger Memon— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) September 2, 2015
The offender was charged with blackmailing women, by creating fake profiles on Facebook and threatening people in the name of the real Tiger Memon But the Indian social media, as is tradition, had already concluded that this was the real Tiger Memon.
Yet again Social Media taught us a lesson that don't believe everything you see.