Siliguri, 08th November: After speculations regarding various friendship clubs and illegal call centers being run across the city surfaced, the Telangana police, on Saturday, launched operations at Matigara and Bhaktinagar police station area and arrested seven men. The arrested accused have been identified as Ajay Kumar Shah, Jitendra Kumar Pandit, Vijay Shah, Mohammad Nur Alam, Binod Shah, Rakesh Kumar, and Sajan Haldar. They will be taken on transit remand.
Reportedly, the arrested individuals were running a fraud and illegal business through a dating app. They used to earn big amounts from customers on the pretext of providing special dating benefits. A complaint in that regard was lodged at a cybercrime police station in Telangana. Following this, a special police team with the assistance of the Siliguri Police Commissionerate, successfully nabbed seven men yesterday. Several more names have come up in this regard.
Meanwhile, the police have already started searching for the main accused of these friendship clubs, i.e. a woman from the Pradhan Nagar area and a man.
Besides, the police have also received a list regarding various friendship clubs and illegal call centers in Ashrampara, Punjabi para, Pradhan Nagar, Matigara, and other places.