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Five of the six people arrested are sons of senior bureaucrats. Police said the gang may have sold some Reliance handsets to the underworld using fake names and addresses.
The police have registered cases under various section of the IPC. Those arrested are Dinesh Singh, son of Uttar Pradesh Finance Director; Raj Kumar Singh; son of a retired company commandor of Lucknow police; and Neeraj Singh, son of the retired Chief Medical Officer of Lakhimpur.
The others are Sujit Singh, whose father works in Voltas while Pappu Singh's father is a headmaster in a primary school and Mukul Jaiswal is Raj Kumar's servant. Trans-Gomti SP Dinesh Bahadur Singh here said acting on a tip-off, police raided some places under Chinhat and Mahanagar police station areas this morning to nab the accused.
Two of the gang members, however, managed to flee.
Mr Chandra said the modus-operandi of the gang was to buy Reliance mobile phones under the Reliance Scheme 501 using fake name and addresses which were later used for making international calls through the PCOs.
The Scheme 501 involves an upfront payment of Rs 501 and a monthly payment of Rs 200 per month for 3 years while allowing national and international calls to subscribers. -- UNI
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