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Three arrested for cheating people via tele-marketing

NEW DELHI: The Inter-Border Gangs Investigation Squad of the Crime Branch of Dwarka district police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a cheating racket, running in the garb of a call centre, and arrested three racketeers including the mastermind.
Cops said that the accused persons have cheated hundreds of innocent people all over the country through tele-marketing.
The accused used to promise hefty bonuses on lapsed insurances polices.
The arrested accused were identified as Dushyant, Swetraj Jha and Shiv Narayan, all residents of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The case came to light when Mohinder Paul Jain, a Ludhiana-based senior citizen, filed a complaint with the Delhi Police Crime Branch that he had been swindled by a group of cheats to the tune of Rs 68 lakh, on the pretext of providing hefty bonus on his lapsed insurance policy.
The victim stated that he stopped depositing premium for his insurance policy in a life insurance company, after three annual premiums of Rs 15,000 each, so that his insurance policy would lapse.
Thereafter, in September 2016, while he was residing in Delhi's Pitampura area, he received a call from Mounts Club Pvt Ltd, saying that his life insurance company had invested Rs 30,000 of his lapsed policy in some foreign agency through their company.
After that the accused men told Jain that his invested amount had increased multiple times to Rs 16.5 lakh, as it was invested in some foreign agency.
The accused also sent colored photocopies of two fake cheques of Rs 9 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh purported to be issued by the life insurance company to him, via courier, and induced him to deposit Rs 4 lakh in a bank account as processing fee.
"Later, the accused persons started calling the victim from several other numbers, impersonating as high-ranking officials in different government offices, such Finance Ministry, Punjab Chief Minister's office, Reserve Bank of India and the office of the President of India, and induced him to deposit cash in different bank accounts as transaction fees, on one pretext or the other, in order to refund his earlier deposited amount," said Bhishm Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).
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