"Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force yesterday sealed one call centre in Janakpuri Delhi and arrested 40 persons including 16 female," UPSTF Additional Superintendent of Police Triveni Singh told a news agency.
    
"One FIR was lodged at Khiri police station about cheating of Rs 18.50 lakh. Its investigation led us to Delhi.
    
“Nine companies were formed by the fraudsters to cheat the innocent people. So far we could detect Rs 12 crore," Singh said, adding they had "agents in Noida too." On the basis of interrogation we are sending teams to other cities too where their operations were revealed, said Singh.
    
"They had one branch office at Patna and one at Lucknow. They had formed 9 fake companies and had 200 phones on fake documents. How fake accounts were opened by banks will be probed," he said.

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