Police on Thursday arrested an employee of state-owned BSNL for allegedly providing mobile SIM cards to militants in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
BSNL employee Sajad Ahmad Dar, a resident of Sangrampora in Sopore, was arrested for providing 10 SIM cards and one WLL (Wireless in Local Loop) connection to militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a police spokesman said.
“The accused is a contractual employee with BSNL and an IT expert. He has been working for Hizb militant network for about one year,” the spokesman said.
The SIM cards, WLL connection provided to the militants were registered in fake names and addresses, he said.
“This was done in connivance with some other persons who are yet to be arrested,” the spokesman said. A case has been registered in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Army smashed the hideout of a slain Hizb “commander” Qari Zubair in Ramban district. Zubair was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in February this year.