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DELHI POLICE BUSTED FAKE CALL CENTRE RACKET ACCUSED THREE ACCUSED

January 13, 2021 07:20 PM

10 MOBILE PHONES, ONE COMPUTER WITH PERIPHERAL DEVICES USED IN COMMISSION OF CRIME & REGISTERS MAINTAINED FOR RECORDS, WERE RECOVERED FROM THEIR POSSESSION, THEY SMARTLY USED THE GENERAL POST OFFICE (GPO) IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR CRIME.

  New Delhi (Face2News)

Delhi Police reported to have busted fake call centre running at Sharma Colony, Budh Vihar & recovered 10 Mobile Phones, One Computer with all peripheral devices used in Commission of Crime & registers maintained for records from their possession of accused identified as Bhupesh Gupta (25) R/o Uttam Nagar, Rajapuri Road, Delhi,  Prashant (20) R/o Budh Vihar PH-I, Delhi, Mohit Kumar (19) R/o Azad Colony, Budh Vihar PH-II Delhi.  

As per the Directions of Senior officers’ staff was briefed to develop information regarding fake Call Centres operating in the area; such Call Centers apparently dupes the hard earned money of innocent persons. Staff worked incessantly & verified number of Call Centers operating in their area & also engaged secret informers to develop the information in this regard. In the continuous line of action, on 12.01.2021, a specific information was received regarding a fake Call Center was being operating & duping innocent people by deceptively offering costly MI Phone on discounted rates.

Mr.P. K. Mishra, IPS, DCP, Rohini Distt.said, keeping in view the gravity of the offence, the information was confirmed through decoy customers & finally a dedicated team consisting of Insp. Sudhir Kumar, SI Pancham, PSI Ramawati, HC Tribhuwan Jha, Ct. Samay, Ct. Nisar &W/Ct. Poonam headed by Inspr. Khemendra Pal Singh SHO/ Budhvihar, under the supervision of Dr Vikas Seokand ACP/Prashant Vihar was constituted.

A raid was immediately conducted at the said premises wherein three Male & Six Females were found speaking on the mobile phones; they were apparently talking to customers, befooling them to avail a deceitful offer. A computer with peripheral devices, 10 mobile Phones used in commission of crime, Registers used for record maintenance & other incriminating documents were also recovered from there. Subsequently, a case vide FIR no. 13/21 u/s: 419/420/34 IPC was registered at PS Budh Vihar and investigation was taken up.

INTERROGATION:  On sustained interrogation accused Bhupesh Gupta revealed that he and accused Prashant had started this work. Their modus operandi is to cheat the innocent people by making phone calls on a series of numbers (chosen randomly). They would call the customers & told them that their names have been listed in lucky draw & the company would wish to offer them costly MI Phones on cheap rates.

They also offered combo pack with other items like watches, shoes etc. They booked the parcels through GPO and collected the amount on delivery of the parcel. They packed cheap mobile phones in place of high value mobile phones. The innocent buyers did not check the parcel at the time of delivery and handed over the cash amount to the Post Man. Later on, accused used to collect the amount from GPO.

He further revealed that he used to work in a Call Centre earlier also, where such type of inducement was used to dupe innocent persons. In order to earn bigger profits, they started their own work separately & set up one such Call Centre. They hired some female staff for calling the persons. The role of female staff is under investigation. Another accused namely Prashant also confirmed the version of accused Bhupesh Gupta. They have cheated more than 500 people in the last one month.  

CASES WORKED OUT:  FIR No. 13/21 U/s: 419/420/34 IPC Dt: 12/01/21

 
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