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Assam police busts ISI espionage ring, 5 arrested 

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Guwahati, March 9: The Assam Police have arrested five persons in Assam’s Nagaon and Morigaon district for allegedly supplying SIM cards to Pakistani agents.

After getting specific inputs, the Assam police launched a crackdown and arrested the five persons involved in supplying SIM cards to Pakistani agents.

The arrested have been identified as Ashiqul Islam, Bodor Uddin, Mijanur Rahman and Wahiduz Zaman, all from Nagaon, and Baharul Islam from Morigaon.

Speaking to media persons, Assam police spokesperson Prasanta Bhuyan said, “There were inputs that around 10 people from these two districts were involved in fraudulently procuring SIM cards from different service providers and supplying those to some Pakistani agents, thus working against the integrity and sovereignty of the nation.”

A manhunt was launched following the input to nab the other five who were absconding.

“A mobile phone found in possession of one of the arrested having two IMEI numbers was allegedly used to make WhatsApp calls and share defence information with a foreign embassy,” said a police official.

Police said they have recovered 18 mobile phones, 136 SIM cards, one fingerprint scanner, one high-tech CPU and some documents such as birth certificates, passbooks and photographs from the house of the arrested people.

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