Bahree denies direct role, says he was offered job, $5,000

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Karan Bahree — the man in the center of BPO controversy for his alleged role in `selling' bank account details of 1,000 UK customers to an undercover reporter of British tabloid, The Sun - has purportedly claimed that he was promised a job apart from $5,000 for helping the scribe with the information.

"In an explanatory letter submitted to Infinity before he was fired, Bahree has claimed he was paid the amount for delivering a presentation to UK-based Oliver (The Sun's undercover reporter), which was allegedly arranged by Fayaz Rizvi who was already working with Oliver," Infinity's lawyer, Deepak Masih, said, revealing the contents of the letter.

The letter by Bahree claimed, "I was introduced to a person called Fayaz Rizvi by an acquaintance called Sameer. Sameer is a casual acquaintance of mine whom I know for the past six months.

"Fayaz told me of a part-time proposal in my free time. Since I have good English communication and writing skills, he wanted me to give a presentation to a UK person - Oliver."

"... When the meetings and payments were over, Oliver offered me a job in his new call center in Gurgaon. And he asked me to give him my resume, which I did. I was hired only to give a presentation and have nothing to do with this incident," the letter adds.

Officials of The Sun could not be contacted for comments on Bahree's claims.

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