Pune Call Centre Scam Mastermind Arrested
Thane: The master mind behind the Thane Call Centre scam, Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy finally was arrested by the police. Sagar who was absconding for the nearly six months was arrested by the police on Friday night. He was taken into custody at the Mumbai airport on his arrival from Dubai. The Thane Police Commissioner confirmed the arrest.
Establishing more than dozen call centres in Thane, Shaggy targeted Americans who evaded taxes and collected crores of rupees. Sources said that he had robbed nearly 300 million dollars from the victims through these call centres.
This scam came into light when police raided call centres in Meera Road of Thane last year. The case became sensational. There are allegations that Sagar to lead a luxurious life established the call centres and cheated the Americans who evaded taxes. Around 700 employees were working in these call centres at the time of raids. As the issue came into light, Sagar absconded on October 5th. Sagar who took shelter in Dubai was arrested by the police after six months.