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International Call Center Racket Busted In Mumbai, 6 Arrested: Police

Many smartphones, laptops together with illegally procured database have been seized (Representational)


Mumbai Police has mentioned that it has busted a global name heart racket and arrested six individuals.

“Six persons have been arrested by the Special Team of Detection Crime Branch. Many smartphones, laptops along with illegally procured database have so far been seized. Acting on a specific tip-off the CIU officers, on the night of 29 August, intercepted the person in Malad (W). He was found with unaccounted cash of approximately Rs 5 lakhs on his person along with a small quantity of Ganja (narcotics substance) and cigarettes filled with ganja,” a press word from Mumbai police mentioned.

A suspected stolen Yamaha two-wheeler was additionally discovered. An offense has been registered at Bangurnagar Police Station CR underneath related sections of the IPC, Maharashtra Police Act and the NDPS Act.

“He was produced before the Court where he was remanded to Crime Branch custody till September 10. His bail application has since been rejected. It has revealed during the course of the investigation that the arrested accused is a key person of an international racket, which operates from various cities in India through certain call centers and also from their respective homes,” the police mentioned within the press word.

Using data obtained from information brokers and different sources, these racketeers focused individuals within the US and Canada who had been threatened with arrest, imprisonment, fines, or deportation if they didn’t pay the alleged cash owed to the federal government, police mentioned.

On the intervening night time of September 11 the Special Team of CIU and Unit 11 raided 4 such illegally operated name facilities in Ijmima Market Building and Sej Plaza Marve Road, the press word mentioned.

It added, a complete of six individuals, arrested throughout the operation which lasted until early hours on September 12. These individuals had been discovered working unlawful name facilities by way of an illegally obtained database and thru a number of callers who impersonated themselves as American/Canadian individuals. They had been additionally discovered promoting, trafficking narcotic substances reminiscent of Tramadol, and likewise unprescribed medicines reminiscent of Sildenafil.

“They were produced before the Hon Court and he was remanded to Crime Branch custody till 18 September. The Crime Branch team also found a total of 81 men and 26 women working at these places by flouting all norms of the pandemic situation. All these persons have been indicted with section 188 IPC and other relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act,” the press word added. 

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