Parallel Telephone Exchange: One Remanded; Two are absconding

Kozhikode: A youth has been remanded in custody in the Kozhikode parallel telephone exchange case for illegally making phone calls from abroad without the knowledge of the telecom department. Ashiq Manzil, a native of Kolathara Sharda Mandir, P. The court remanded Jurais, 24, in custody. He is an employee of the Parallel Exchange. It is learned that the exchanges were run by Shabeer and Prasad from Muriad. The search was intensified for the fugitives. The Kasaba police registered the case under sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Wireless Telegraph Act, the Indian Telegraph Act and the Indian Penal Code. Deputy Commissioner of Police Swapnil M said that a special team would be formed for further investigation of the cases. Mahajan informed. Shabeer is also accused in a case registered earlier by the Nadkavu police. Parallel telephone exchanges operated at four places within the limits of Kasaba station and one place within the limits of Nallalam station. 26 SIM boxes, 25 routers and 730 SIM cards were seized from these places. These will be handed over to the cyber forensics department for detailed examination to find out who owns the SIM cards and which calls came from where. The group rented rooms after misleading building owners into claiming they needed an internet connection. The machines did not need to be reached every day as they were self-propelled machines. Therefore, those in the vicinity did not hesitate. Jurais arrived only to water the battery and so on. inner box ….. International calls turned into local calls Fraud Kozhikode: The parallel telephone exchange illegally converted international calls into local calls with the help of a call routing device using a BSNL broadband connection. Local calls are made using a parallel network rather than through a legal network. In this way, the amount due to the service providers is deducted and a huge loss is made in the revenue due to the government. In 2017, the town police registered a similar case. Parallel telephone exchanges operating in the building at Anne Hall Road and Valiyangadi were caught that day.