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Thane call centre scam: Cops seize laptops of Shaggy’s aide

Mumbai city news: The police found that the operations were run from Delhi and staged in China.

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 00:40 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Sagar Thakkar, the main accused
Sagar Thakkar, the main accused
         

The police have seized two laptops belonging to Ashish Choudhary, Sagar Thakkar’s aide, and found details of transactions between him with Shaggy in it.

It was found that the operations were run from Delhi and staged in China.

An officer said, “Choudhary gave leads to Shaggy and decode digital messages. We also found that he had call centres in Delhi”.

An officer from the Thane commiossionerate said, “We also found more than 20 I-Cloud accounts, which are all fake and was used to redeem money and transfer it to accounts in China. ”

In October 2016, the Thane crime branch raided nine call centres and arrested 70 people in connection with the scam. The police also arrested the primary accused, Sagar Thakkar, and his partner Jagdish Kanani, who is in jail.

First Published: May 31, 2017 00:23 IST