Indore police held six persons on friday allegedly scamming customers by selling them Reliance Jio SIM cards, which are available free of cost.
The group of accused were collecting more than one thumb impression of genuine customers and were using data along with their Aadhaar card details to activate new SIM, which they were selling for between 100 – 1000 to others without asking for documents.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Amrendra Singh said, 346 Reliance Jio SIM cards, including 14 pre-activated SIMs, and four thumb impression machines, were collected by police.
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Ram Hemnani (27), Neeraj Nandlal (23), Deep Badhwani (26), Sunil Chouhan (28), Ranjeet Singh Bhati (24) and Praveen Rathore (22) are the accused who were arrested by Indore Police.
ASP Singh also 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.”
“Investigations are underway to find out if the sold SIM cards were used for any criminal act and The role of local representatives of Reliance Jio Sim Cards is also being investigated,” the officer said.