In yet another incident that shows the established network of Islamic terrorism in Kerala, a parallel telephone exchange operated by one Hussain has been raided in the Palakkad district. Hussain was using his Ayurvedic dispensary shop, named ‘keerthi’ as a cover for this anti-national activity.
Earlier, similar telephone exchanges were unearthed in Bangalore and Calicut, where the investigative agencies had found connections with ISI and Islamic fundamentalist organisations.
While probing the cases related to other parallel telephone exchanges, the investigative agencies learned about this parallel telephone exchange operating in Mettupalayam, inside an Ayurvedic dispensary.
Earlier, parallel telephone exchanges were mostly found in Kashmir. But after the abrogation of Article 370 and the union government tightening the security, the Islamic fundamentalists have shifted their base to Kerala.
Ibrahim from Kerala Arrested for running a parallel telephone exchange in Bengaluru
Bengaluru central crime branch has arrested Malappuram (Kerala) native Ibrahim Pullattil (36) and his companion for running a parallel telephone exchange illegally in the city. This facility was used to connect foreign calls with the local people without connecting to the authorised telephone exchange.
During the search, 30 sim-box devices capable of handling 960 SIM cards were found.
The investigating agency is probing the terror angle since there is a high probability of using this facility for terrorism-related activities.