The gang cheated many Indians to the tune of lakhs of rupees by making phone calls, pretending they were calling from KBC's call centres.
According to the police, the gang used to convice the people saying that they had won a lucky draw on the game show hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and prize money would be paid to them on the set of the show. The gang also asked the people to pay a percentage of the lottery amount won by them for processing the claim.
The police said that the gang also gave details of Indian account for depositing the same and soon the victim deposited the money, the Indian associate of the syndicate withdrew the amount.
According to a report in Hindu, the money then stashed away abroad through hawala channels.
Acting on a complaint filed by a Delhi based resident, the police made arrests in the case. The accused persons are Umer Ali (36), Rakesh Raut (30), Ahmad Hussain (23), Vikas Kumar Sah (22), Saroj Kanta Sutar (22), Mahendra Kumar Singhal (57), Naresh Bansal (38), and Ravi Kumar Gupta (43) were arrested over the past week since October 13.
The police have also recovered cash to the tune of Rs 4.1 lakh, 134 ATM cards of different banks, about 300 bank slips, 10 mobile phones, a register for maintaining records of transactions and pass books of various banks.