New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) Anti-terror forces have busted illegal phone exchanges and detected instances of International Long Distance (ILD) calls being routed through Internet, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Also Read - Mortal remains of slain CRPF jawan consigned to flames in U'khand

“Some instances of busting of illegal phone exchanges by the Anti Terrorism Squads have come to notice,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in a written reply. Also Read - Close to 2,800 URLs with malicious content blocked in 2018: S S Ahluwalia

Ahir said ILD calls from foreign countries are routed through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) bypassing the International Long Distance Gateways. Also Read - Over 4.12 lakh vacant posts in central govt departments in 2016, Lok Sabha told

“These incoming VoIP calls are converted into voice calls which are further routed to the destination through local telecom network,” he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.