With the arrest of 7 persons, local police have busted a gang that cheated gullible people by contacting them on mobile phones, indeed to obtain OTP message and then got various amounts transferred to their accounts. The gang was running call centre at Sagar Pur, South West Delhi. The gang used to operate by using mobile SIMs obtained on fake I.D. papers.
On November 18, 2017, on the basis of a secret information that a person will come at G.T. Road near SBI Bank to sell SIMs issued on fake IDs ,a team of local police of PS M.S. Park comprising of SI Arvind Kumar, H.C. Deepender, Ct. Rajiv laid a trap near SBI Bank at G.T. Road. At about 2.30 pm, a person identified as Sanjay Chadda was nabbed on a scooty near SBI Bank. About 28 SIMs activated on fake IDs of Idea Company were recovered from his possession. On verification of sims, it was found that all SIMs are activated and issued on fake addresses. A case was registered at PS MS Park. Accused Sanjay Chaddha was arrested and 2 days PC remand was obtained.
During remand, he disclosed that he and his brother Sanjeev Chaddha purchased such SIMs from one Akashya of Jankapuri. Sanjay Chaddha also disclosed that he had sold about 1000 SIMs of different companies to different call centers in Delhi/ NCR. After that a raid was conducted at Sagarpur on the instance of Sanjay Chaddha. A call center by the name of Just Deal Bazar was running from there.
On interrogation, employees of that company disclosed that they make calls in the name of different banks to the people of South India region for the purpose of obtaining OTP Bank messages received in their mobiles. Five persons namely Amir; Sandeep; Abhishek; Kundan; and Satyan of that call centre have also been arrested. Sanjeev Chaddha, brother of Sanjay Chaddha also arrested in this case. Akshay, the dealer of SIM is absconding and both the directors of call center Tishu Verma & Rishu Verma are also absconding. All the arrested accused persons have been sent to JC. Further investigation is in progress.