The Thane police Thursday submitted an over 2,000-page chargesheet before a sessions court against the accused they arrested for allegedly running a call centre scam. The procedure, however, could not be completed on Thursday and will continue till Friday, when the chargesheet is likely to be filed.
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An officer said, “The chargesheet in the case will be filed tomorrow against the arrested accused. We have strong evidence to prove the involvement of the accused persons in the case.” The IRS scam was busted on October 5 when the Thane police raided 12 call centres in the Mira Road-Bhayander area, and found the employees making calls to US citizens posing as IRS officials. The callers would threaten the US citizens to instantly settle a ‘tax default’ by making a payment to them.
The police suspect that Ahmedabad was the hub of these call centres and those who were successfully operating these call centres there had then moved to the Mira-Bhayander stretch. The US Justice Department too charged 61 persons in connection with the scam, including US citizens.