Jammu: Rajouri Police in a major achievement today arrested a SIM card vendor in Saj Thanamandi who was running a fake SIM racket.Reports said that on specific information Police raided a shop viz: Waqar Cosmetic Store at Saj Thanamandi and arrested one Waqar Ahmed Bhatti S/o Mohd Ashraf Bhatti R/o Saj Thanamandi. During the search number of SIMs, 2 stamps of J&K Bank Behrote, details of SIM issued on fake Identity Proof, 02 Mobile phones and a Computer were seized on spot.
During the preliminary investigation, the accused disclosed that he has sold thousands of SIMs on fake ID proof on higher prices to unknown persons. SSP Rajouri Mubassir Latifi said that case FIR No.99 U/S 467/468/471/472/420 RPC has been registered. Further investigation in the case is on to find out whether accused was selling these SIMs only for monitory benefits or he has sold these to some anti-national or anti-social elements. He further said that the role of Service Providers, the recipients of these SIM cards and their subsequent use would be probed thoroughly.