News : Insurance Fraud: Nine Held on Charge of Duping Retired Cop
Hyderabad, India, Dec 31, 2015 -- The Detective Department of the city police on Wednesday arrested nine persons for duping a retired policeman of Rs. 8 lakh on pretext of offering him incentives on insurance policies purchased by him. The police believe that the gang cheated hundred of persons across the country in the same way.
The victim, Mohd. Liyaqath Ali Khan of Qazipura in old city was retired as an Assistant Sub-Inspector last year. He took a few insurance policies of Reliance Company worth Rs. 30,000 in January 2014.
The accused persons contacted him after collecting the data of policy-holders. They told him that his policy had matured and would be getting Rs. 18.12 lakh. "Believing the gang, Liyaqath deposited around Rs. 8.15 lakh through various channels," Joint Commissioner, Detective Department, T. Prabhakar Rao said.
Explaining the modus operandi, Mr. Rao said that the gang maintain a big call centre in Emerick Consumer Products and appointed 200 tele-callers.
"The organisers collect data of policy holders from different companies and ask the tele-callers to call the customers.
They insist the victims to the pay the amount through cheques, RTGS and NEFT transfer or cash deposits in the accounts," the official said, adding that after ensuring that the victims had coughed up huge amounts, the gang avoid contact with him.
The police froze 45 bank accounts being operated by the gang in which around Rs. 1.5 crore are deposited. The police arrested ten gang members. Efforts are on nab another six persons, who are absconding.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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