Delhi, Sep 05, 2004
Police have busted an illegal telephone exchange
run from a house in Nanakpura in south Delhi. The illegal exchange
was owned by a NRI based in Munich. He had joined hands with a German
telecom company to provide Indians in Germany cheap international
Crime Branch, along with officials of Department
of Telecommunications, MTNL and VSNL raided the house and found that
60 telephone lines were being used. Ranbow Christian Academy had hired
the lines on the pretext of running a call center.
"The lines had been activated on August
4 and since then 2.5 lakh calls had been made," said DCP Tajendra
Luthra. Police arrested Narender Paul (35) and Kapli Gupta (32).
The exchange was owned by NRI William Dean
(40). "He had struck a deal with German telecom company Net Launchwho
and sold their pre paid international calling cards. William Dean routed
their calls to Delhi bypassing VSNL, thus robbing the government of