Officials said on Tuesday that the Delhi Police Special Cell of Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) busted a gang of fraudsters involved in the sale of fake Ayurvedic medicines by reputed companies and arrested ten people in connection with the matter.
The matter came to light, according to the police, when the manager admin of a private marketing firm filed a complaint with IFSO alleging that “fake, spurious, misbranded, and adulterated medicines were being delivered to their customers by some unknown persons.”
“These unknown persons represented themselves as UMPL employees and called the clients or patients from various mobile numbers, luring them by offering to sell medicines at discounted rates, thereby causing loss to the clients and benefiting themselves,” police said.
It was also claimed that the fraudsters obtained the company’s data and defrauded approximately 6,372 clients to the tune of Rs 1.94 crore since 2017.
According to the police, the accused in the case, identified as Rahul Singh, is the network’s mastermind. According to the police, he ran a bogus call center in Lucknow’s Indira Nagar neighborhood with other partners identified as Ugarsen, Samar Singh, and Jitender Singh.
“He had procured the data of the complainant company from one Rajesh Singh, an employee of a telecom company through a chain of persons. He further sold the data to Vikas Pal, a resident of Delhi and others on a 60 per cent commission,” the police said.