Signals from Pak mobile companies reach bordering areas - The Times of India
JAISALMER: Many areas of Rajasthan that are adjoining the international border are getting the signals of Pakistan mobile companies within the range of 15-20kms within Indian territory. Many smugglers and spies of Jaisalmer and Barmer using Pakistan Sim card are giving strategic and confidential information of the country to the Pak intelligence agency ISI. According to the international rules in telecom sector, mobile network of any country can go up to 500 metres of the borders of the other country. The Pakistan is openly violating the international law along with the signal is causing hole in country's security and is proving to be the security threat. On last Tuesday a meeting of LIA (Lead Intellignece Agencies)(security and intelligence of region) was done in which that concern was raised and discussed that strict action will be taken against it.
According to the reliable sources, Pakistan in its conspiracy against India has set up over three dozen new mobile towers near the international border adjoining Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Barmer in Rajasthan. The signals of these mobile towers are getting into the Indian territory up to 15-20kms, which is becoming a threat to the security for India. The mobile signals of Pakistan mobile companies are getting into the Indian territory due to which many smugglers and spies are getting Pakistan Sims through passengers in large numbers through the Thar Express.
There is no facility of scanning of passengers coming by Thar express at Munabao railway station as the result sim cards from borders of Pakistan is brought with Pakistani songs and provoking speeches to the Indian border.
Sources said that there has been information that a few old smugglers in Longewala, Ghotaru, Ramgarh area in Jaisalmer district, climb the old towers or go the places in height and using Pak sims send country's confidential information to Pak intelligence agency ISI. Pakistan Sims were recovered from recently arrest Pak spies and these serious issues have been raised in Lead intelligence agency meeting, but could not put any control over the Pak network.
Sources said that Pak has installed mobile towers opposite Rajasthan border at Khokharapar, Chacharo, Jumantar, Mubarka Fort Abbas, Mantharbanglo, Mandi Sadiikganj, Minchandabad, Bhawal Nagar, Dungabunga, Harunabad, Fakirewanar, Hasilpur, rahimyar khan, Mandi Sadi Mangal, Gabbar Kehju, Sadikabad etc. The telecom companies whose mobile signals are reaching within India are Veridatel, Oasis Pak, Telenor, PKPL, Pak Pal Mobiling, U-phone, PT Soral, Hutch etc.
Jaisalmer telecom officer Yogesh Bhaskar confirming about signals of Pakistan mobile companies reaching India said that although it is international matter of both countries therefore it will be solved at the higher level. Although, Pakistan mobile signal is coming on separate frequency and network therefore we do not have any such technique to jam their signal or stop it. He said this serious issue is raised in the meetings held between the BSFand Pakistan rangers.
Jaisalmer district collector prohibiting use of Pakistani Sim, has directed to take strict action against the people violating this order.
District collector and magistrate suchi tyagi under section 144 has ordered that no person will use Pakistani Sim and will contact people in Pakistan in any area from where contact could be made in Pakistan using the Pakistani network. He said no one will use Pakistani sim and will not permit using it.
He said that signals of mobile towers in Pakistan area are received within 3-4kms in Indian border and using Pakistani local SIM, one could easily get connected with Pakistani network. Looking to the expected danger of national security, it has been prohibited to use Pakistani local SIm.
According to the order issued by the district collector, if any person is found guilty of violating this order then action will be taken as per provisions of law. This order will remain effective for forthcoming two months.