Three men have been arrested for cheating people on the pretext of gathering donations for cancer patients, by running a trust and a call-centre, the police said here today. The accused used to collect money for treatment of cancer patients.
The patients would be given a small part of the collected amount. The rest would go to the accused, they said. Scrutiny of the trust's bank accounts revealed a fraud of Rs 5 crore, a police official said. The accused have been arrested and Rs 2.69 lakh cash, phones, a laptop, a computer and several documents were seized from them, the police said. Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force had busted a fake insurance racket and arrested four persons. Fake policy papers, seals of banks and insurance firms, a huge database of customers, cash and other items were seized from the arrested accused, ASP of UPSTF Triveni Singh said.
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