Saudi nationals detained for possessing satellite phone

In a joint operation, the police and army Intelligence agencies have caught three people including two Saudi nationals for possessing a satellite phone, which is banned in the border areas

jaipur Updated: Jan 27, 2018 22:17 IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
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The Saudi nationals were caught from a hotel in Pokhran town of Jaisalmer district on Friday. (PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE)

In a joint operation, the police and army Intelligence agencies have caught three people including two Saudi nationals for possessing a satellite phone, which is banned in the border areas.

They were caught from a hotel in Pokhran town of Jaisalmer district on Friday, police said.

The police said that intelligence agencies, who were on high alert on the occasion of Republic Day, intercepted a satellite phone near Pokhran, after which a search operation was launched. During the search, police detained two Saudi Nationals from a hotel in Pokhran, identified as Alsabhan Talal Mohammad and Alsamra Mauzid Mohammad. A resident of Telangana, Saiyad Mohsin, was also detained. Apart from the satellite phone, 10 mobile phones were also recovered from them, the police said.

Intelligence agencies are jointly interrogating the three suspects, as the use of satellite phone in the border areas is a “serious matter”, they said.

First Published: Jan 27, 2018 22:17 IST