Ex-Soldier From Israel Arrested For Carrying Satellite Phone At Mumbai Airport

After the man from Israel landed at Mumbai airport, the CISF, during security check, found a satellite phone in his luggage following which he was apprehended and later arrested

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Ex-Soldier From Israel Arrested For Carrying Satellite Phone At Mumbai Airport

The Israeli national told police that he was not aware that satellite phones are banned in India

Mumbai:  A 23-year-old man from Israel was arrested for allegedly keeping a satellite phone, which is banned in India, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, a police officer said today. Based on a complaint by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Sahar police arrested Tsamret Ido, an ex-army man from Israel, on Tuesday, the police officer said.

After Mr Ido landed at Mumbai airport, the CISF, during security check, found a satellite phone in his luggage following which he was apprehended and later arrested, the officer said.

Mr Ido, who was in India on a tourist visa, was scheduled to go to Goa through a connecting flight. He was on Wednesday produced before a local court which granted him bail on a surety of Rs 25,000.

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According to sources, Mr Ido told the police he was not aware that satellite phones are banned in India.

The handlers of the 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had apparently used these phones during the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008. The Bureau of Civil Aviation also issued a circular in 2012 to all airports in the country to detain passengers carrying satellite phones, the police said.
 

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