The cyber cell of Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Saturday arrested two more persons, including assistant manager of Axis bank branch at Bhavnagar, for running illegal call centres. Police said that over 30 persons, including several key accused, have been arrested in one month following the crackdown.
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Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajdeepsinh Zala said that following a raid, Yagnesh D Vithalpura, a resident of Bhavnagar and Vishwanath Raghuvanshi, a resident of Maninagar in Ahmedabad were arrested. A day before, the cyber cell had arrested Aakash Vadhvani from Ahmedabad and Ruchir Andharia alias “R Bhai” from Bhavnagar. He said that so far, more than 30 persons have been arrested.
Earlier, some key accused, including Tarun Mishra, Maulik Trivedi, Deepak Asudani, were arrested for operating illegal call centres through which they duped US citizens on various pretext, including posing as US taxmen. Besides, the accused were also duping US citizens through I-tunes gifts vouchers. Zala said that during the investigation hawala link through China has also emerged which is being probed further.
A release by the cyber cell states that “Yagnesh is an MBA from Parul University who currently works as assistant manager in Axis bank in Bhavnagar. He came in touch with accused Ruchir in 2011. They got in touch with another accused, Aakash Vadhvani, and decided to open a call centre. They needed an offshore bank account. Yagnesh and Ruchir went to China and opened an account on their name in Industrial Chinese Bank.” Police said that the accused routed money, earned by duping US citizens, from China to Mumbai with the help of traders, who are yet to be identified.