Spy network busted by Gujarat ATS and Vadodara SOG in joint operation
International call routing from illegal VoIP exchange in Vadodara,1 accused arrested search on to arrest three absconding
Gujarat ATS and Vadodara SOG have jointly busted a spy network operating from an illegal VoIP exchange in Vasana area of Vadodara and arrested one accused. It has been revealed that the entire network is operating from Maharashtra.
As per available details, Gujarat ATS had received input that international call routing was being done by running an illegal VoIP exchange in Vasana area of Vadodara using postpaid PRI line. Based on which ATS team with the help of SOG, Vadodara, raided Shop No. 30, Siddharth Excellence on Vasana Road, and exposed the spying from the illegal VoIP exchange. The team arrest one Shahzad Malek from the spot.
Further interrogation of accused revealed that, Ginny Anil (Noah) Vaswani ( Bhayandar West Thane, Maharashtra) is the tenant of this shop and his accomplices Amir alias Haroon Abdul Majeed Natwani (Row House No-8, Tulip Building, Mira-Bhayandar Road, Thane Maharashtra), Isaq Sachin Raj ( Flat No-403, Building No-341, Shrishti
Housing Complex, Sector-2, Mira Road, East, Mira Bhayandar, Thane, Maharashtra,
together set up computers and Jio WiFi and routers for international call routing and operating from Maharashtra by creating illegal VoIP exchanges.
These accused choose to use an illegal VoIP exchange because the call from the VoIP exchange leaves no trace of the original international number, so no one knows where the call came from. It is illegal under the Indian Telegraph Act to operate such a VoIP exchange. In such a way running a VoIP exchange harms the nation's economy and also threatens the nation's security. Due to the seriousness of the matter, the ATS team arrested the accused Shahzad Mohammad Rafiq Malek.
The investigating team seized Jiofi routers, WiFi routers, CPUs etc. used in the crime and hunt is on to arrest the remaining culprits. Further investigation is on in the matter.