Fake Sim Card racket busted, one held in Bandipora: Police

Bandipora, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a fake Sim Card racket and arrested one person for allegedly issuing fake Sim cards by fictitious documents in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

In a statement,  police said that they had received information through reliable sources that some PoS agents were allegedly cheating people by forging their documents to procure Sim cards for their personal interests and selling such Sim cards for criminal acts.

“In this regard, a case under FIR number 109/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Bandipora and further investigation started,” it said.

“During the course of investigation the name of one person identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Ganie son of Gh Mohammad Ganie of Checkreshipora was established and he was arrested,” the police said.

It further said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the said accused person has issued many Sim cards on fake particulars using forged/fictious documents, bank passbooks and also used his own photograph.

“General public is hereby advised to remain cautious and acquire SIM cards through legal means after completing all verification processes and not to fall prey to the vested interests of SIM card scammers. Further investigation into the case is going on,” police added.

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