In a major
breakthrough that shows that the Pakistan-based terrorists exploited the
weaknesses in the issuance of SIM cards Kolkata police have arrested two people, one from Kolkata and the other
from Delhi, for their alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack.
The duo, Kolkata-resident Tousif
Rehman (26) and J&K police constable, Mukhtar Ahmed Sheikh (34), arrested
from Delhi, had allegedly bought 22 SIM cards that terrorists involved in the
Mumbai carnage used. They had brought the SIMs from different shops in Kolkata
after faking documents of a dead man. However, the two, arrested on Friday,
have been booked for fraud and criminal conspiracy.
Terrorists used 22 SIMs, purchased from West Bengal, during the attack and
police are looking for the people who bought the remaining ones -- three from
Kolkata and another 10 from Barasat, police say.
Rehman acted as local contact in the ring, and procured 19 SIMs in October
after submitting his uncle Ashraf Naumani's voter identity card. Ashraf had
died in 2005. The SIMs belong to various service providers —Vodafone, Airtel