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32-year-old private firm employee held for selling pre-activated SIM cards

The city police arrested a 32-year-old man from Huda Sector 5 on Friday evening on charges of illegally selling mobile phone SIM cards.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2012 00:45 IST
HT Correspondent

The city police arrested a 32-year-old man from Huda Sector 5 on Friday evening on charges of illegally selling mobile phone SIM cards.


Manzar Alam used to supply SIM cards of different telecom operators that would be activated for use without the need of any identity proof.

The police have taken him into a one-day remand for interrogation. They have also recovered 44 SIM cards of all mobile companies such as Reliance, Vodafone, Airtel, MTS and Idea. A probe to find the source of these SIM cards in Gurgaon is underway.

Alam, who belongs to Darbhanga in Bihar, works with a private company and has been staying in Gurgaon for the past two years. He used to sell these mobile SIM cards to employees of his company at a price of R50.

On an average, he used to sell 10 SIM cards daily, the police said. The police had received information about a man who was selling SIM cards near Sector 5 which were already activated.

The Manesar police team, under the leadership of ASI Surinder Singh, caught Alam red-handed when he was selling a SIM card to a worker at a private company at 7.30pm.

Police suspect the involvement of more persons in the racket.