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Police bust ISD telephone racket Monday, June 25, 2001
The Times of India News Service
AHMEDABAD, June 23: The Satellite police registered an offence on Thursday following a complaint lodged by a telephone department official, Vinod Patel, that illegal ISD connections had been managed by using a dish antennae at Akik Towers on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway.
Apparently, four units - 807, 808, 810 and 811 - were being used from this tower, opposite Rajpath Club, as the base to connect people abroad at nominal rates through a satellite network using microwave frequency.
While the police have no inkling about the operators, since the rooms were locked and the accused absconding, they said 24 lines were in operation.
The antenna was placed on the 10th floor in room 1109. Most of the calls had been made to the United States, the police said. According to the police, the units on this floor were registered in the name of PC Deshpande from Mumbai.
News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]