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 and Aircel.