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Call centre employee admits guilt

Last updated on: June 24, 2005 20:05 IST

Karan Bahree, an employee of the Gurgaon-based call centre in the middle of a scam involving leakage of credit card information, on Friday admitted to his role in the fraud exposed by British tabloid The Sun in a sting operation, his company Infinity e-Search has said.

British tabloid The Sun, on Thursday, had claimed that its undercover reporter was sold top secret information on 1,000 accounts and number of passports and credit cards for about £2,750 and was asked for another £275 later (approximately a total of Rs 2.5 lakh) by India-based Karan Bahree.

The 24-year-old employee claimed he did not know that the information contained in the CD was classified.

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Bahree, who did not appear in person, sent his reply to the company, which said "he was approached by a person known to him named Sameer, who gave him a CD and asked Bahree to make a presentation to a person named Oliver who had come from the UK".

Bahree made a presentation on the CD and delivered it to Oliver and was paid "some" money, which was shared between him and Sameer, his reply said.

However, it was not clear whether Bahree's letter disclosed the contents of the CD, but it is believed that the CD had phone numbers and bank details of people.

Infinity lawyer Deepak Masih told reporters, "We are handing over the letter to the investigative agencies). Bahree has not been sacked as of now because he has not done anything against the company. DSP of Gurgaon is looking into the case."

Earlier in the day, Masih said: "Our business does not deal with anything to deal with classified information. That's why he cannot take it from our company. If he does something individually out of the job, we are not responsible for this. It is a coincidence that he is working with us".

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