Hyderabad, Jul 28 (PMI): The Joint Commissioner of Police Rachakonda Dr Tarun Joshi IPS, said in a Press Conference at Gachibowli the Rachakonda Cyber Cell raided on Fake Call Centre at Moti Nagar Delhi and arrested 8 members including a woman for duping a retired employee in the name of Insurance incentives.
The victim who is a retired Central Government employee lodged a complaint on 13 June 2017 sating that while he was in service he used to have an Insurance Policy and because of some reasons he discontinued the policy. In the first week of January this year, he received a call purported to be from GBIC (Governing Body of Insurance Council Delhi) that, he was awarded incentive of Rs. 6.3 Lacks he needs to deposit an amount of Rs. 20,000/- as security deposit for getting his incentives. Believing the version of the caller the victim deposited the amount in the bank account given by the caller. After two days he received another call to deposit Rs. 85,300/- which is stated to be refundable. Likewise the fraudsters have lured the victim that, he will get total Rs. 70,00,000/- as incentive and made him to deposit total Rs. 42,00,000/-. Since the demands of fraudster increasing day by day, he got suspicion and lodged complaint with Cyber Cell Rachakonda.
In this regard a case of impersonating, creating fake document, using the fake document as genuine, and also under relevant provisions of Information Technology Act has been registered and took up the investigation.
During the investigation, information relating to bank account holders where in the victim has deposited the money was collected. Basing on the analysis of technical evidence collected the call centre from where the accused are trapping the victims was identified. On 24-7-2017 a team lead by Inspector Md. Riyazuddin with the assistance of Inspector Hari Krishna, SIs, Ashish Reddy, Anil and staff raided the fake call centre run by the accused in a rented office space situated in penthouse in Motinagar area of Delhi. The police party surprised to note that, a full-fledged call centre is being run by the accused where in 12 girls and 12 boys are working. After profiling, total 8 members namely Sophender Singh S/o Srender Singh aged about 25 years occ: Finance Manager, R/o. Tatarpur village, Hapur Dehat PS, Hapur District, Uttar Pradesh, Inderpreet Kaur, D/o. Manjeet Singh, aged about 31 yrs, occ. General Manager, R/o. # 36, Gopal Nagar, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi.
Ashok Kumar Ray, S/o. Ram Prasad Ray, aged about 30 yrs, Manager Administration, R/o. D.No.216, Gali No. 03, Gururamdas Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi; N/o. Mohalla Tar Banglow, Dehri-on-Son post, Rohatas District, Bihar, Himanshu Sharma, S/o. Late. Sri Sanjay Sharma aged about 24 yrs, Team Leader R/o. B-1781/10, Shastri Nagar, New Delhi
Navojit Roy, S/o. Late Nirmal Roy, aged about 26 yrs, Team Leader, R/o. RB-4, Old Uttam Nagar, New Delhi; n/o. Tarapur (v & post), Silchar Cachar District, Asom Vishnu Kumar, S/o. Late Sri. Udaybhan Singh, aged about 22 yrs, Team Leader R/o. D.No.2155, near CCA School, Sector-4, HUDA colony, Gurgaon; N/o. Jaraua Katra (v), Malpura PS, Agra district, U.P.
Md. Sarfaraz, S/o. Md. Raheem, aged about 22 yrs, Team Leader, R/o. C-129, Jeevan park, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi
8. VijayRai, S/o. Devender Rai, aged about 24 yrs, occ. Lead R/o. D.No.40P, DIZ Area, Sector-4, Gol Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi; N/o. Bhaktiyarpur (v), Malinagar post, Chakmasai PS, Samastipur, Bihar, have been identified to have actively participating in running the call centre. All of them were interrogated and confessed their roles in running fake call centre on the behest of two more accused who are at large. The arrested accused were produced before the Tis Hazari Court and brought to Hyderabad on transit Warrant. They will be remanded to judicial custody. Efforts are being made to apprehend the absconding accused.
The Modus operandi of the accused is that, the absconding accused taken the office premises on rent two years back for running a call centre called “Accurate Services” offering house cleaning services. Since the business is not fetching income he started collecting data of customers from various call centres offering marketing services to various insurance companies by paying Rs. 5,000/- per 5000 members data. He recruited youngsters by paying salary ranging from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month depending on their skills of trapping the gullible public. Likewise he recruited 21 youngsters and three seniors including the lady Inderpreet Kaur to run the call centres. By making use of data provided by the absconding accused the telecallers used to call the existing insurance policy holders and tell them that, they are entitle to receive incentives for that, they need to pay some amount for registration. For receiving money, the absconding accused got open bank accounts by using fake documents. They used to provide the said bank accounts to the victims and asking them to deposit money citing various reasons such as registration charges, financial clearance charges, RBI clearance, legal processing charges, and taxes etc. Once the recipient express curiosity, then the tele caller used to forward the case to senior/ team leader. After that, the team leaders used to convince the victim that, incentives will be given to them and make them to deposit money.
(36) Land Line WILL Phones, (8) Mobile Phones, (24) Debit/ATM Cards,(11) Cheque Books, Documents / Registers having incriminating evidence and the details of other victims and net cash of Rs. (1,28,700/-) have been seized from their possession. The seized documents are being analyzed to identify other victims.
The case is being investigated under the supervision of ACP Sri. Srinivas, under the guidance of Smt. D. Janaki Addl. D.C.P., Crimes. The Team of Cyber Cell who cracked the case is being rewarded suitably. (PMI).