Mumbai Call Center Racket: Kingpin Shaggy Gifts Rs. 2.5 Cr Car To LoverOctober 14, 2016 12:49
The call center racket which was busted in Mumbai is run by a guy name Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy (23). He had a lavish lifestyle and everything posh in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. In the latest updated, the Thane police have came to know that Sagar had gifted a Audi R8 worth Rs. 2.5 crore to his 21-year-old girlfriend on her birthday.
According to officers "Sagar, who owns numerous high-end cars, was the first to buy it in Ahmedabad. We have no clue on his girlfriend's whereabouts and have been searching for her to recover the car. Some of his arrested school friends provided that piece of information. Sagar often talked about this gift with them."
"After he moved to Ahmedabad, Sagar started living with his sister Reema and was idling away time. The scam started after he came in contact with the mastermind based in the US, who provided him with all the crucial data," added an officer.
Sources also revealed that "Sagar has a huge business in Dubai that he has set up with his earnings from the extortion racket."
Seven Federal Bureau of Investigation officers will visit the Thane commissionerate today with the data of the victims.
"We have been coordinating with them and will give them all possible details and extend maximum help to lead to breakthroughs in the investigation," said Parambir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Thane.
The police also detained four Hawala operators who were laundering money from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. "They were released after questioning and will now be made witnesses in the case. We are trying to unearth their network and the links between the US and Ahmedabad," added an officer.
The Ahmedabad police in the last three years have registered several cases of cheating against call centres and raided many of them.
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BY M.DIVYA SRI