Hundreds detained by Indian police over US tax scam


INDIAN police said on October 5 they had detained and questioned more than 750 bogus call centre workers accused of stealing millions of dollars from American citizens by posing as United States tax officials. Some 200 officers raided seven premises masquerading as call centres in India’s financial capital Mumbai in a massive operation on October 4 following a tip-off, a senior police official said. “A total of 772 employees were detained. Out of this 70 were formally arrested and the others were released but investigations against them are ongoing,” said Sukhada Narkar, a spokesperson for police in the Thane suburb…

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