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Check sale of SIM on fake IDs,telecom operators told

Uttar Pradesh police have directed telecom operators in the state to check sale of pre-activated SIM cards issued on fake identity.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Lucknow | Published: June 29, 2013 6:17:22 am

Uttar Pradesh police have directed telecom operators in the state to check sale of pre-activated SIM cards issued on fake identity.

At a meeting with telecom operators,ADG Law and Order Arun Kumar said that as per their analysis,20-30 per cent SIM cards of different operators were issued on fake identity proofs.

“SIM cards on fake identity are also used by terrorists and unscrupulous elements causing problems to investigating agencies to trace the real user,” IG,STF Ashish Gupta said,and asked the telecom companies to prepare a data base of pre-activated SIMs issue to vendors. “The details of all pre-activated SIMs not used within reasonable time should be sent to SSP, STF for verification,” he said.

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