Himachal police rules out the possibility of spying in transmitter recovery case

Shimla/May 18
Five months after the recovery of a wireless transmitter near China border in tribal Kinnaur district, Himachal police on Saturday ruled out the possibility of spying and said that the recovered equipment was not defence equipment.
“The equipment found by Forest officials of Moorang from near Jangi village in Himachal’s Kinnaur district on December 4 last year might have been used by the trekkers for communication and as per communication experts, the device doesn’t pose any security threat,” a Himachal police spokesperson said here today.
The equipment was examined by communication experts and the investigations have revealed that no inbuilt secrecy has been found in the recovered devices. This FM transmitter also contains omni-directional antennae. After examination of the equipment, no security threat has been found and it’s not a defence equipment,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that it is scientific amateurish equipment generally used by the trekking groups and it can also be used for commercial purposes. Further, the transmitter-receiver is in the FM band operating between 87-108 MHz that is a licenced bandwidth under the aegis of Ministry of Communications.