Gurugram, Jan. 18 -- The police commissioner on Sunday directed station house officers (SHOs) to watch out for illegal call centres and warned of strict action if any such centres are found running in areas under their respective jurisdictions.

KK Rao, the commissioner of police, said that it is not that difficult for an officer to find out illegal activities running in his area. "We have been focusing on curbing street crime. Fraud cases have been on the rise for the last few months. These illegal call centres are operational at night and are mostly operational from commercial spaces or residential areas. The police station concerned will have to be alert and keep a track on the movement of people at night," he said.

Rao said most of the...