Police tracks usage of satellite phones: Araga Jnanendra
Bengaluru: Home Minister Araga Jnanendra informed the Legislative Assembly, the police department is closely monitoring the alleged usage of banned Thuraya satellite phones in Belthangady of Dakshina Kannada district.
Responding to a question of Congress MLA of Ullal, U.T. Khadar, Home Minister, said that using satellite phones has been banned in India aftermath of Mumbai terror attack, the DGP of Shipping has issued an order banning satellite phones in India. However, police have tracked using of satellite phones; in 2020, there were 256 satellite phones have used and in 2021, 220 cases were reported, Mr. Jnanendra informed the House.
“Karnataka Police have keenly monitoring the case, after obtaining information from Central Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) , IB and Intelligence wing. Our police have monitoring the case and shared the information with RAW and IB. Since it involves security issue, details cannot be shared in the House”, the Home Minister said.
Police have keeping a close vigil on satellite phone usage in the coastal district. Certainly, police will trace the calls and take necessary action, he added.