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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bathinda resident claims his mobile phone ‘hacked’ - expressindia.com - 17 Sep 2008

Bathinda, September 16 A Bathinda resident has complained to police the about hacking of his mobile phone.
Anil Jaura claimed that his phone was "misused/hacked" on September 10 and 11 and ISD calls were made to the UK and Australia. Fearing that his mobile phone might have been used for subversive activities against the national interests, Jaura has sought protection for himself and demanded registration of a criminal case against the accused.

Bathinda SSP Ashish Chaudhry said the ASP has been to told look into the matter. "During the investigation, police may seek the opinion of IT experts and the telecom company," said Chaudhry.

In his complaint, Jaura, who is son of BJP's BC cell district president Har Yashpal Jaura, gave time-wise details of the ISD calls, few of which were of more than 40 minutes.

Jaura said he came to know about the "hacking" after his outgoing service was snapped and he was told that his mobile bill had exceeded the credit limit. Saying that he had no acquaintances in the UK and Australia, he claimed that the calls were made during the night when phone is with him.

Jaura said officials of the telecom company told him that the records showed that same IMEI number was reflecting in local calls made by him.

However, an official working at the back-end operations of the telecom service provider in Chandigarh told The Indian Express that the perusal of records of ISD calls made from the number showed a different IMEI number.

However, telecom experts did not rule the possibility of cloning of the SIM.

By NAVJEEVAN GOPAL

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