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Thane call centre scam: Police get vendors’ details from emails

mumbai Updated: Nov 09, 2016 01:40 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Thane call centre scam

The police have seized the 5-GB data from Kanani’s phone and computers and have found names of vendors from whom they purchased the electronic materials(HT File Photo)

The Thane police found more details about the fake call centres after scrutinising the 27 emails of investor Jagdish Kanani, 33.

Kanani was arrested on October 16 by the Thane crime branch. He owned a call centre in Malad and in Borivli.

The police have seized the 5-GB data from Kanani’s phone and computers and have found names of vendors from whom they purchased the electronic materials.

A police source also told that, “We have got vendors’ names and phone number from Mumbai, Thane and Gujarat. We will call them for questioning. We have got the 16-digit code of the account which was operated by the dealers.”

The police have found that Kanani and the main accused Sagar Thakar alias Shaggy, 23, often chatted.

“Kanani was in touch with Shaggy through phone and social networking sites,” said a police officer from Thane crime branch.

Kanani was produced in Thane sessions court on Tuesday and he was given magistrate custody.

Assistant police inspector Mukund Hatote, who is investigating the case, told court: “We have found 5GB data from the 27 emails of the account of Jagdish Kanani and that the data has vendors name and other crucial information. We have to verify them.”

Another accused Akhilesh Singh, who is said to be a partner, was also produced in court has been remanded in police custody till November 10.

The team of Thane crime branch officers, who has gone to Gujarat more than five times, has found that Shaggy might have fled to places such as Bangkok, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

A crime branch officer said, “The absconding accused are in regular touch with others. We have questioned more than 40 to 50 people from Gujarat who know the accused.”