Gang providing ‘huge bonus’ on insurance policy busted, 4 held
The crime branch of Delhi police arrested four accused, who worked as former call center employees across Delhi and NCR.
According to the police, the accused have been identified as Parveen Kumar (23), Mahender Singh Adhikari (25), Amber Mishra (21) and Dinesh Kumar (26).
Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), said, “The gang targeted one Brigadier.”
In November 2014, they <g data-gr-id="43">duped</g> <g data-gr-id="61">him of</g> around Rs 20 lakh. In his complaint, the victim informed the police that people claiming to be officials of a government organisation called Bima Lokpal called him to inform that he can earn Rs 86, 000 bonus on his existing LIC policy.
The complainant was made to invest 40 <g data-gr-id="44">per cent</g> of the bonus on another insurance policy. Following the gang’s instructions, the brigadier received a call later that his bonus has been increased to Rs 1.86 lakh.
However, to claim bonus on the next policy, he was asked to deposit Rs 49,000 in the name of one Go India services. To open a <g data-gr-id="42">demat</g> account, he was again asked to deposit an installment of Rs 74,608.
Yadav added, “Parveen, mastermind of the gang, is a school drop-out. Mahender and Dinesh are Delhi University graduates. Amber is a science graduate from Agra. Meanwhile, Dinesh is the son of a retired army captain and claimed to be the floor manager of the fake call centre.”
The gang insisted the army official to deposit installments in various bank accounts on the pretext of agent code removal, NOC form filling, income tax payments, service tax payments.
They also informed him that the bonus amount has been increased to Rs 7.20 lakh. Later, the gang informed the official that his file has been put in the Diamond category and the bonus amount will increase up to Rs 25 lakh The official became suspicious and informed the police.
According to police, a case has been registered under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC against several unknown persons and investigation was started.
<g data-gr-id="55">Special</g> team was formed and the fake call centre was tracked near Baburpur area in Delhi. Police raided on August 11 and the four have been apprehended. During <g data-gr-id="51">investigation</g>, they revealed that they used to obtain information about potential victims from one Manish Sharma.
Police has recovered a desktop computer, two laptops, a printer, as many as 14 mobile phones, 18 SIM cards, 28 wireless phone instruments, a pen-drive containing data (mostly bank, insurance and contact details of thousands of persons) and several important documents from their possession. Yadav concluded, “Further investigation is underway.”