In a major catch, many fake telephone exchanges nabbed by the special task force (STF) of the Kolkata Police. Those fake telephone exchanges has direct connection with terrorists.
In India, every state has a power to constitute a Special Task Force (STF) to deal with certain problems. They are primarily formed due to lack of adequate police forces for a task, like major criminal, or criminal network or as a counter insurgency or anti-terrorism measure.
According to the STF, the money earned by opening fake telephone exchanges is going to the militants’ fund. Officers of the Special Task Force of the West Bengal state police have come to know that these fake telephone exchanges are being run with the help of people involved in militant activities in different parts of the country, including another Indian state Kashmir.
The STF’s intelligence work is underway to identify the suspects. This cycle converts ISD (International Subscriber Dialing) calls to GSM (Global System for Mobiles) calls using a SIM box.
During a GSM call, speech is converted from analogue sound waves to digital data by the phone itself, and transmitted through the mobile phone network by digital means.
The STF on Sunday arrested two people, including a Bangladeshi, on suspicion of involvement in the crime.
A large quantity of SIM box routers and other items were recovered from them. Following the investigation into the fake telephone exchange, STF officials have come to know that its network is running almost all over the country. Such exchanges have been found in several states. More than one person has been arrested in this regard.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the suspects who were caught by the Bengal STF had contacts with the people who used fake telephones in different Indian States.
Initially, according to the STF, Pakistan and China are helping to run such exchanges. Their goal is to gather information of important places in India in terms of security.
The STF has come up with specific evidence to gather information by calling through these telephone exchanges. At the same time, Pakistan has insisted on opening fake telephone exchanges so that militant groups can communicate with each other inside the territory of India. Because if someone use this source to make call, it is not possible to know the source of the call.
STF Officials are sure that the Pakistani spy agency ISI is paying for all the materials needed to open the exchange.
The Pakistan’s spy ISI officials are said to have contacts with people running fake telephone exchanges. Money sent by Pakistan through ISI agents is reaching the hands of those who will open fake telephone exchanges. Then the modem and SIM box are being ordered online. The whole of the SIM box is coming from China. The servers of these fake telephone exchanges are installed abroad. They are buying or renting servers in different countries. The militant group is said to have links with those involved in the server business. All in all, the money that the people in this network are earning is going to the militant organization. Different types of firearms are being bought with that money. That is why STF officials are desperate to break this bogus telephone exchange cycle.