National security threat; Illegal international telephone exchange dismantled, 4 detainees


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New Delhi, October 1 (UNI) Delhi police on Friday arrested four men for allegedly running an illegal international telephone exchange, which reportedly cost the government a loss of 103 crore rupees.

Police received a complaint from the Department of Telecommunications stating that they had received information regarding the operation of an illegal international telecommunications setup in Delhi’s Chawri Bazaar and that calls from the United States, United Arab Emirates, from Canada, Nepal, Australia, Pakistan and other foreign countries were illegally terminated to Indian phone or cell numbers.

The illegal international GSM termination exchanges have been implemented using SIP, Internet and server-based technologies. The setups illegally terminated foreign calls to India, bypassing the legal international and domestic gateways of Indian telecommunications service providers.
Calling Line Identification (CLI) is used to display Indian numbers for international landed calls. In this way, a large number of appeals have gone unregulated resulting in massive loss of income and compromising India’s national security.

Based on a complaint, a case was registered under the Telegraph Law at the Hauz Qazi Police Station and the case was investigated by the district Cyber ​​Cell. During the investigation, an accused, Imran Khan, was arrested in February this year and placed in judicial custody. This was followed by the trail of illegal servers operating on the spot was traced on September 29, and another accomplice was arrested, who had installed the software by which international calls were routed to citizens’ local numbers. Apart from this, on September 29, another defendant was arrested, who was the only owner under whom the illegal assembly was found registered. In the case of the defendants arrested above, on September 30, two other defendants were also arrested in the case.

The defendants have been identified as Irfan Ali, Zulfiqar Ali, Areeb Ali and Mohd Irfan aka Rajji, who is the mastermind of the union, said Shweta Chauhan, DCP, Central Delhi.


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