New Delhi: The CBI in a major operation on Tuesday in coalition with state police forces are raiding 105 locations across India in a case linked to cyber fraud. Around 87 locations across the country are being searched by the federal agency while state police are searching 18 locations.
The raid is linked to a call centre bust in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand. Over 1 kg gold and Rs 50 million in cash were recovered from the call centre.
The raid came at the backdrop of information shared by the US’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, and Interpol. As per reports, the FBI had complained to the Interpol that certain call centres in India have been cheating people in the US with fake calls about their money.
Apart from raids at five locations in Delhi, the teams went to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Assam and Karnataka.