11 mobile phone agents arrested in Uttar Pradesh

May 27th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Eleven agents of different mobile companies were arrested in Lucknow for not keeping records about their customers’ identification proof while issuing SIM cards, the police said Tuesday. Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar told reporters: “The main objective of the drive is to sensitise the telecom agents and the people about the norms required for mobile connections.”

The 11 people were arrested from Gudamba Chowk, Bazar Khala, Ahiyana, Alambagh, Banthara, Sarojininagar and Cantonment areas of the city, the police said.

After terror threats were issued through mobile phones, the state government directed the police to launch an extensive drive to ensure that norms are followed for purchasing mobiles and providing connection, said a police officer Tuesday.

Earlier, the Lucknow police had received SMS threats through mobiles to blow up the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s office in Lucknow. After investigations, the police declared the SMS as a fake.

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