How Dawood bypassed the telephone network to run extortion racket
A big revelation has come out during the probe into the extortion racket that was being run by the D-Company. Details of how an illegal telephone exchange helped bypass the network has emerged in the probe being conducted following the arrest of Iqbal Kaskar, brother of Dawood Ibrahim.
The probe found that the D-Company was running an illegal telephone exchange. An investigating officer said that they had found that international calls were routed from Karachi to Dubai. The calls were made by both Dawood and Anees to a builder.
The don was acting for the builder Bharat Jain who sought to threaten another builder in Mumbai. The police say that to carry out the extortion racket, Dawood and his men had set up an illegal telephone exchange to route the calls.
Various hi-fi gadgets were in use to route the calls through this illegal telephone exchange, police sources also said. The illegal telephone exchanges used gadgets to route international Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) calls to local mobile numbers as voice calls illegally. These calls would be transferred to the beneficiary via illegal international gateway machines, the police also said.
The police say that this telephone exchange helped bypass the network normally for international calls. This is called a sim box fraud, the police also said.
Further the probe revealed that Jain had met Anees in his Dubai office several times. He sought to threaten another builder who had purchased 38 acres of land at Bhayender. The complainant from whom the D-gang had extorted Rs.3 crore was told by Anees that Dawood had an interest in the property and that 'bhai' had already purchased the land at Gorai.