Srinagar: The natives of Jammu and Kashmir can take a sigh of relief as the state police has decided to revoke its recent directives to the local mobile recharge shop owners. The shopkeepers were asked to maintain the records of the mobile phone subscribers who visited them to purchase the recharge coupons.

The state police has backtracked its decision within 24 hours amidst widespread protest by the local shop owners who stopped their services to protest the directives. 

The dealers were instructed to examine the documents of the subscribers before selling the recharge coupons. Moreover, the shop owners were asked to convey such information to the police every fortnight.
The police had asked the dealers that a subscriber’s number should not be recharged if he failed to provide required information.  

Confirming the withdrawal of the decision, SM Sahai, IG Kashmir, said, “The companies providing prepaid services in the state have agreed to make available the details of the mobile phone subscribers to a central pool. Now, the dealers are no longer required to keep the said details.”