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Rajasthan: Three people arrested in international call diverting racket

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February 1, 2018, 1:01 pm


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Jaipur: Three people have been arrested by the Jhunjhunu police for allegedly running an international call diverting racket using voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology. There are four machines, each costing more than Rupees 1 lakh, that have been confiscated. These machines were being used to divert the phone calls.

The police received information about an illegal telephone exchange where ISD calls were being re-routed to make the calls look like local calls. As per reports, lakhs of calls were being made every day using VoIP platform. The three people who have been arrested were earning money from each call by charging 15 paise per minute for each ISD calls. As the number of calls was extremely high, each of them earned anywhere between Rupees 30,000 to Rupees 40,000 each month.

Manoj, Suresh Kumar, and Subhash alias Parveen are the three men accused in this case and all are residents of Nawalgarh. The police have stated that the three men bought the machines from Bhiwandi in Mumbai from a man named Wasim Ahmed. The officials are also investigating to find out if the system was being used for anti-social or any anti-national activities.

It appears that the people living abroad were using this system to talk to their family and friends in India without actually paying as per ISD call rates. Further details are likely to come out once during the ongoing interrogation process. These men were operating the four fake telephone exchanges from their homes. The police have also recovered 69 sim cards, 16 wires, and 4 TP link rounders. The case has been filed under the Indian Telegraph Act.

First published: October 14, 2017