Ludhiana, The Hush Post: It is an incident which proves the callous and shoddy attitude of a mobile service provider. Pawan Dewan, General Secretary of Punjab Pradesh Congress Party (PPCC), has moved a complaint to the Commissioner of Police alleging that his mobile number registered with Vodafone was being simultaneously used by another user from Patiala. This mobile number 9872300051 was issued by another mobile service provider Airtel to the second user. The goof-up came to light when some of Pawan Dewan’s acquaintances informed him that sometimes when they call him, an unknown lady takes their call. Even the text messages sent to Dewan weren’t reaching him. This kept happening at least noticeably in the entire month of September. The lady in question who too was in possession of this number has been identified. It was then that a shocked Dewan approached the mobile service provider after which the number was disconnected. On Friday, Dewan appeared before the Cyber Cell of Ludhiana Police and got his statement recorded in this case. In his complaint Dewan has also alleged that earlier also during the Vidhan Sabha elections in Punjab his mobile number was allotted to a Chandigarh resident by Airtel. Dewan says, he was an Airtel customer in the past, but had since ported his mobile number many years ago. In the earlier case, Dewan had sent a legal notice to the company in January. As a result, the number allotted to the Chandigarh resident was disconnected.
Giving details of the fresh incident, Dewan said, “I have moved a complaint to the Commissioner of Police Ludhiana which has been forwarded to the Cyber Cell and I have recorded my statement as well. This is a very big conspiracy to gain access to the confidential information linked with my mobile number which I am using for the past 10 years. My mobile number is linked with my bank account, adhaar card and my credit cards. This act has put grave financial and personal risk to me and it seems that the company has committed serious offence with an intention to defraud me. They had repeated the same act earlier but I did not go ahead with legal proceedings after the company admitted its mistake and tendered an unconditional apology.”