Hyderabad commissionerate busted an international call routing racket and arrested a BCom graduate
HYDERABAD: Cybercrime detectives of Hyderabad commissionerate busted a major international call routing racket and arrested a BCom student from Habeebnagar on Friday.
The accused Fahad Ahmed, 30, had been operating the racket from his home by himself for two years.
After getting notifications from intel agencies about suspicious calls being received from local mobile phones, internet crime detectives of Hyderabad commissionerate started keeping a close watch on such activity.
“We found a way that Fahad was involving in international call redirecting and leading to a reduction of crores of rupees to the government,” CCS DCP Avinash Mohanty said.
Cyber crime ACP KCS Raghu Vir said Fahad used to get international calls from clients through the internet and would link these to family users or friends of clients in India by dialing them through local SIM cards.
“As the phone call would go to Indian Sim holders through a local number, only local contract price would apply, ” the ACP said.
Police grabbed five routers, call modifier, 100 SIM cards, given, three knives and five air guns, which are sophisticated, along with pellets. “We are checking if holding such weapons without a license is legal. We will have to check details of clients to know if Fahad had indulged in anti-national activities, ” a police officer said.