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Fake call centre in Noida busted, 43 arrested

The nine main people behind the fraud had managed to buy the data of people from some people, who sell the data base for money.

noida Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:35 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Fake call centre,Financial fraud,Noida
The nine of the accused who were arrested for financial fraud.(HT Photo)

At least 43 people, including nine kingpins were arrested after a call centre was busted by the Special Task Force (Noida-STF) on Thursday in Noida. The raid was conducted after receiving complaints of financial frauds.

The accused would call people and assure them of handsome benefits on taking life insurance policy, officials said. The nine main people behind the fraud had managed to buy the data of people from some people, who sell the data base for money.

Additional superintendent of police UP-STF, Triveni Singh said, “A man identified as Colonel Raman Singh, resident of Fatehpur had registered a case alleging fraud of Rs 86.77 lakh. Singh was promised returns on his ICICI Prudential Life Insurance policy in March 27, 2017.”

Later the complainant got many calls from people, who started demanding money to start the process for getting returns on insurance policy. He paid money and was cheated when the accused started ignoring his calls also.

Amitabh Yash, who is the inspector general of the Uttar Pradesh STF directed the STF Lucknow unit to solve the case.

Triveni Singh said, “Surveillance was mounted on the numbers and managed to trace them in two different places in Sector 11 and Sector 64. Subsequently, raids were conducted and 43 persons, including 9 masterminds were arrested from its two offices.”

The STF team seized 14 computers, 34 walkie-talkies, two laptops, six bank accounts, and some other bank data from their possession.

The nine masterminds have been identified as Kapil Tyagi, of Saharanpur, Gaurav Sharma of Ghaziabad, Shivam Ankur of Allahabad, Arjun Singh and Prateek Shah of Noida, Varun Singh and Narendra Kumar of Delhi, Atul Tyagi and ANkit Tyagi of Muzaffar Nagar

During questioning, Kalip Tyagi confessed that he been running this fake call centre for the last two years. He told the raiding team that he would get data of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and HDFC Agro Insurance from some people. Later he along with his men would call the insurance holders promising bonus and high returns on maturities of their policies by charging money from them.

Triveni Singh said that the accused men would ensure the people are ready to spend money. The accused had named their call centre as e SBP Solutions, LICI Solutions, Nefta Solutions.

After the raids six bank accounts have been seized and that showed the accuse men have done transactions of around Rs 12 crore, Triveni Singh added.

Two of the people who would provide data have been identified and man hunt has been launched to nab them.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 22:35 IST