Pak SIM cards recovered from militant hideout in J&K

Militants in Jammu and Kashmir are increasingly using Pakistani SIM cards to communicate with their leaders and Over Ground Workers (OGWs), a senior officer said Tuesday.

Jammu: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir are
increasingly using Pakistani SIM cards to communicate with
their leaders and Over Ground Workers (OGWs), a senior officer
said Tuesday.

"Nine SIM cards, including four of Pakistan-based
companies, were recovered from a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) hideout
in Kishtwar district a few days ago," DIG Ramban-Doda-Kishtwar
range Manish Sinha said.

He said the four SIM cards belonged to Pakistani mobile
companies -- Thoraya, Jazz, Zen and Pak Tell -- and a probe
was on into procurement of these SIM cards by militants.

The SIM cards have been sent to cyber experts in Jammu
for extracting data regarding incoming and outgoing phone
calls, numbers, identity of OGWs and top militant leaders.

The recovery of these SIM cards points towards the
increasing use of Pakistani SIM cards for communicating with
their top leaders across the border, cadre and OGWs, the
officer said.

PTI

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