In yet another incident of parallel telephone exchange unearthed by the security forces, such a setup was found inside a house in Malappuram district. One man named Mishab has been arrested in connection with operating this parallel telephone exchange. The police have recovered laptop, mobile phones and other components used for operating this parallel telephone exchange.
Multiple incidents of telephone exchanges being raided by the security forces are coming out in recent times. Earlier, there were reports of Islamic terrorists running such facilities shifting their base from Kashmir to their safe havens in Kerala. Such parallel telephone exchanges are used for terrorist activities. The involvement of Pakistan is also found in such cases.
Parallel telephone exchange operated by one Hussain unearthed in Kerala, investigative agencies suspect terror angle
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.