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Six apprehended for selling freely-available SIM cards

Jio sim cards is to be given out free of charge, but was sold out to unsuspecting customers by six individuals.

After series of investigations, it was gathered that the six accused persons collect more than one thumb impression of genuine customers and use their data along with their Aadhar card details to activate another SIM, which they would sell for anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 1000 to others without asking for documents.

Amrendra Singh who is the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) has confirmed that the police have seized 346 Reliance Jio SIM cards, including 14 pre-activated SIMs, and four thumb impression machines. He equally added that the "accused used to collect more than one thumb impression of the customer on the impression machine and give him/her one free SIM. At the same time, they would get second SIM activated using the same person's thumb impression which they have taken deceptively."

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Report of one of the officers on the investigation showed that they used to sell the second SIM card to other person without seeking any documentation and thumb impression, for a charge.       The police also said that another investigations were underway to find out if the sold SIM cards were used for any criminal act and also, whether there was a role played by the local representatives of Reliance Jio.

The accused are identified as Ram Hemnani (27), Neeraj Nandlal (23), Deep Badhwani (26), Sunil Chouhan (28), Ranjeet Singh Bhati (24) and Praveen Rathore (22).

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