Police held at least 65 people last week in Delhi, who allegedly operated a call center aimed at extorting US citizens.
According to reports, they arrested 63 "tele-callers," as well as the call center's two owners, Lakhan Jagwani and Vijender Singh Rawat. The callers allegedly pretended to be US officials.
"On July 28, as per information, our team conducted a raid at Hari Nagar, where several callers were engaged in making and receiving the calls by impersonating as government officials of US Customs and Border Protection Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, sheriff officer, FBI and treasury office," Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Urvija Goel said.
"They extorted money from overseas victims in the name of saving them from legal action and arrest. On Wednesday, a police team conducted a raid at the call centre in Hari Nagar where many people were engaged in making and receiving international calls," Goel added.
During the raid last week, police said they seized 58 computers, two laptops, internet routers and data found on electronic devices.