GUWAHATI: 5 individuals have been arrested from Nagaon and Morigaon districts of Assam for allegedly supplying SIM playing cards to Pakistani brokers, a police spokesperson mentioned on Wednesday. A number of cell phones, SIM playing cards and different incriminating supplies, together with a handset used to share defence data with a overseas embassy, have been seized, he mentioned.
Assam Police spokesperson Prasanta Bhuyan mentioned the arrests have been made throughout an operation carried out on Tuesday evening, based mostly on inputs from a central company and different sources.
“There have been inputs that round 10 individuals from the 2 districts have been concerned in fraudulently procuring SIM playing cards from completely different service suppliers and supplying these to some Pakistani brokers, thus working towards the integrity and sovereignty of the nation,” he mentioned.
5 of the accused have been arrested on Tuesday evening, he added.
These arrested have been recognized as Ashiqul Islam, Bodor Uddin, Mijanur Rahman and Wahiduz Zaman, all from Nagaon, and Baharul Islam from Morigaon.
Among the many gadgets recovered from the arrested individuals and homes of the 5 absconding accused are 18 cell phones, 136 SIM playing cards suspected to have been procured for fraudulent functions, one fingerprint scanner, one high-tech CPU and a few paperwork similar to start certificates, passbooks and pictures.
Bhuyan mentioned that in interrogation, it was revealed that Ashiqul Islam was utilizing a cellular handset with two IMEI numbers from which a WhatsApp name was made, sharing defence data with a overseas embassy.
“That particular cell phone was present in his possession. Different nabbed individuals have been additionally discovered technically concerned on this connection. An intensive interrogation is underway,” the spokesperson added.
Nagaon Superintendent of Police Leena Doley advised PTI that operations to apprehend the absconding 5 accused are underway and whether or not extra individuals have been concerned within the racket will probably be identified later.
Doley refused to establish the central company concerned within the case and maintained that numerous businesses of Assam Police have been working along with Nagaon Police and the central company.
On the potential for the involvement of extra individuals within the racket, the SP mentioned, “Issues will probably be clearer after we arrest the remaining 5 accused. Operations to nab them are on.”
“What they have been as much as, who have been financing them and different particulars will probably be clear after an intensive interrogation,” Doley added.
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