Kolkata: CID raid on fake BPO in Sector V, 6 arrested | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: CID on Tuesday raided a fake BPO outfit operating from two floors of an office building in Sector V and arrested six persons. Over 200 employees have kept working from the unit in multiple shifts with the staff compartmentalised into different groups to serve foreign customers speaking different languages.
“The raid was conducted by a team from the special operations group of CID following a tip-off. Among those arrested are the kingpins, Zafar Ibraham and Badshah, who were tricking foreign nationals,” said a CID official leading the SOG team.
Police also seized some diallers, one laptop, documents with details of foreign customers, multiple computers and an attendance register. “The fake call centre was running without any name. We will check if permissions were taken and how they managed to evade the authorities. The arrested persons were later produced before the Bidhannagar Court on Wednesday,” said an SSP leading the probe.
Kolkata Police commissioner Vineet Goyal had earlier ordered each police station to identify genuine and fake BPOs and file charge sheets against the latter.
“Posing as employees of customer care units of leading online e-commerce and communication giants, a gang is operating from Kolkata and making international calls using Voice over Internet Protocol, and inducing customers abroad to transfer money to bank account,” said a police officer.

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