Rachakonda Police bust pan-India call centre racket, arrest 9 in Kolkata
Rachakonda Police busted a fake call centre racket, which had a pan-India network, and arrested nine. They seized assets worth Rs 20 lakhs.
HYDERABAD: Rachakonda Cyber Crimes Police busted a fake call centre racket, which had a pan-India network, and arrested nine, in Kolkata of West Bengal and recovered assets worth about Rs 20 Lakhs including Rs 1,62,000 cash.
The nine accused were recognised as Uttam Kumar Yadav, Mudavath Ramesh, Jarupula Shankar, Lavudya Raju, Katravath Ramchander, Mukesh Kumar, Konda Jagan Mohan Reddy, Orse Chandu, Gadhe Srisailam.
According to reports, a complaint was registered in June 2022, after Keloth Kishan said that he was contacted by people pretending to be from Naaptol Company that he won a lucky draw and had transferred Rs 48,200 to avail the win, which he later realised was fraud.
After detailed investigation, it was found that these fraudsters were running fake call centres from various places like Bihar, Jharkhand and Kolkata. They conducted three raids and arrested the nince, who admitted to the crimes.
Based on technical analysis it was found that Uttam and Patna Ramesh Malik's Gang had duped hundreds of people and were involved in as many as 116 cases reported across 19 States of India, among which 34 Cases were registered in Telangana alone.
The police had seized Rs 1.62 lakhs cash, a Mahindra XUV worth Rs 12 lakhs, 39 mobile phones, Amounts in banks including crypto Rs 2.88 lakhs, 16 debit cards, multiple fake scratch cards, PAN cards and other documents all worth Rs 20 lakhs.