33 arrested in raid at fake call centre in Noida

first_imgNoida (UP): Thirty-three people, including 16 women, have been arrested from a fake call centre here for allegedly duping scores of people on the pretext of providing them loans at low interest rates, police said on Thursday. The accused were held on Wednesday after a raid was conducted at their office in Sector 3 by teams of Sector 20 police station and Noida Cyber Cell, a senior official said. Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna said the accused would call up people across the country and target gullible ones interested in taking loans. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “They also had a website – www.comradefinocone.com – on which they displayed services for home loan, person loan, gold loan. The operators at the fake call centre would call up people for loan at low interest rates. Those who expressed interest would be asked to remit some money in their bank account or transfer via Paytm, PhonePe in the name of registration fee and loan approval fee,” he told reporters. The accused have been working in Noida since last one year and carried out fraud transactions worth around Rs one crore in the last six-seven months, the Senior Superintendent of Police said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “They have one more branch in Aligarh, and Noida Police is in touch with their counterparts for probe,” the SSP said. The owner of the fake call centre and two others are absconding, he said, adding that search is underway to ensure his early arrest. Those arrested have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal code, including Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust). They have also been booked under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act, he added.last_img read more

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The timeline of how delays led to a court case being tossed

first_imgVANCOUVER – A timeline of the delays in one case that led a B.C. Supreme Court judge to decide it should be thrown out:Jan. 15, 2012: Police find a marijuana grow-op while searching a home in Chilliwack.May 11, 2012: A man is charged with cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.July 5, 2012: The accused attends court for the first of seven appearances, all before December, six of which the judge says are the defendant’s fault as he looks for a lawyer.September 2013: The man’s lawyer withdraws from the case and the original date for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 25 is pushed back by a year to Nov. 3, 2014.Nov. 3, 2014: The preliminary hearing is held. A trial date is set for four days, beginning Nov. 23, 2015.November 2015: The case is delayed for three months because a witness is unavailable after the death of a family member. The Crown and defence agree there is a need to resolve whether the accused’s charter rights were breached before the trial can proceed.Feb. 15-17, 2016: The charter application is heard and dismissed. The court schedules three days for a trial, starting Oct. 31, 2016. The accused fires his lawyer, pushing the trial dates back to May 16, 2017.May 16, 2017: The trial proceeds.May 23, 2017: The judge finds the man guilty on both counts.June 5, 2017: The man applies for a stay of proceedings because of unreasonable delay, citing the Jordan ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada.June 9, 2017: Justice William Grist of the B.C. Supreme Court grants the man a stay of proceedings, blaming 38 of the more than 60 months of delay on complacency in the court system.last_img read more

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