A television channel had flashed two mobile numbers that the terrorists were using while they held Mumbai to ransom. And the children of Amjad Khan, a 44-year-old property broker in Satna dialled them. Though the call was not returned, but this callous curiosity has landed the unsuspecting Khan in trouble.
His number was retrieved from the terrorists’ mobile phone and the police traced him.
During the interrogation, Khan first denied having made any such calls. But later admitted that his children had dialled the numbers flashed on the news channel.
The interrogators are convinced by his claim, but ironically Khan has ended up exposing himself on a different count.
The police have found that the SIM in Khan’s possession was registered in the name of one Savita Kumari. On the basis of this finding Khan was booked on charges of fraud for obtaining SIM on bogus documents under Sections 506 and 420 of IPC by the Kotwali police.
The court sent him to judicial remand of seven days, rejecting the appeal for police remand.
“Prima facie it appears that he made the calls out of curiosity. However, the terrorists were using the numbers on which he called, so the case doesn’t end here. Investigation would go on,” said a police officer.