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Mumbai Call Centre Racket Busted

January 21, 2020


Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, a 24 year old
youth operated a multi-crore call centre scam with the help of his close friends. The scam came into the light after an American
woman who refused to make the payment was threatened and then she lost her life. Following which, a series of call centres
were raided in Mumbai by Mumbai Police. The investigations revealed that the call
centre employees would pose as officials from internal revenue service, the US government
body responsible for collection of taxes, and would demand money. Investigation revealed that the racket was
also being run from Gujarat for last 5 years and the office set up in Mira road was just
a month old. In the recent development, a 33 year old man
Jagdish Kanani has been arrested from Borivali, he is said to be the mentor of Sagar Thakkar. Thakkar earlier worked under Kanani and it
was Kanani who taught him all the tricks of the trade. The CBI has taken over the case and apparently
Sagar Thakkar seems to be on the run. CBI will be sending a team to Dubai to nab
him.

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