NOIDA: Five men were arrested as police claimed to have busted yet another fake call centre in Noida on Thursday. Police stumbled upon the call centre while probing an alleged loot of Rs 8 lakh in Sector 18 last week that also turned out to be fake. The accused cooked up the story to deceive a co-owner of the call centre.
The call centre was being run in a building in Sector 63. Police also recovered Rs 2 lakh cash, six mobile phones, two computers, one data calling roster from the possession of the five – identified as Durgesh Mishra, Dilip Kumar and Vipin, residents of Faridabad, Sumit Kumar, a resident of Amroha, and Rahul, a resident of Delhi.
Arun Kumar Singh, SP (city), said Durgesh had informed the cops on April 5 afternoon that two bike-borne criminals had snatched a bag containing Rs 8 lakh from him in the busy market place. He alleged the crime took place moments after he and his wife Pooja had stepped out of ICICI Bank after withdrawing cash.
“A police team reached the spot and scanned the footage of CCTV cameras. However, cops did not find anything suspicious,” he said. “And when policemen at the spot asked Durgesh to file a formal complaint, he drove away in his Wagon R with his wife on the pretext of going to Sector 20 police station,” Singh added.
Nothing new. There are many fake and illegal call centers all over the country.
Durgesh did not go the police station and instead switched off his mobile phone, police said. “When investigators tried to locate him, they found the address given by him in Challera village to be fake. This raised suspicion. We immediately put the complainant’s mobile number on surveillance and picked him up from the call centre,” the SP said.
During interrogation, Durgesh confessed to having faked the loot. “He revealed that two business partners – Pawan and Rupesh – ran the call centre that used to con job seekers. These two men had contacted Dilip to open an account that can be used to transfer money of the victims. Dilip, in turn, roped in Durgesh, Vipin, Sumit and Rahul. They used to get 13% of the deposited amount,” he said.
Source : TOI