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Fake call centre racket: All arrested employees, including from Nagaland, released on bail

By Mirror Desk Updated: Jul 16, 2019 11:25 pm
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Eastern Mirror Desk

Dimapur, July 16: All the employees—including those from Nagaland—arrested during the bust of a fake call centre racket in Indore on June 11 were given immediate bail, according to the Special Director General Of Police, Madhya Pradesh, Purushottam Sharma.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror over the phone on Tuesday, he said that none of the arrested Naga employees were ‘manhandled or tortured in any way’ but rather, let off on bail immediately.

“They are very innocent people and have rather been cheated and employed unethically,” said Sharma.

According to him, almost all of the 80 employees arrested were from the Northeast. “We have taken only strict action on the mastermind and the employer of the call centre,” he said.

Sharma also informed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the American intelligence and investigative agency—has taken up the matter and will be approaching the US citizens who were duped in this case for further probing.

The fake call centre racket, which was being operated from three centres in Indore, was raided on June 11 leading to the arrest of the employees as well as the mastermind identified as Javed Menon from Ahmedabad.

The call centre’s modus operandi was to call up the victims, all US citizens, claiming to be from law enforcement agencies and dupe them of thousands of dollars. The telecallers would tell the victim to pay a certain amount as penalty, in order to not have his or her social security number blocked. Around 10 lakh US citizens were consequently cheated in this manner.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Jul 16, 2019 11:25:40 pm