Police busts gang selling CDR

Police busts gang selling CDR

Police busts gang selling CDR

Delhi Police has busted a big snooping racket involving several private detective agencies and arrested four persons for allegedly selling call detail records (CDRs) of thousands of people collected through the help of a UP Police constable based in Kanpur.

Senior police officers said the gang is suspected to have procured and supplied thousands of sensitive CDRs and sold to clients seeking to snoop in matrimonial matters, legal disputes, business rivalries, financial enquiries as well as talks between high profile persons including politicians and top bureaucrats.

A team of Crime Branch of Delhi Police was working on the information about illegal sale of CDRs through private detective agencies and caught the accused Pankaj Tiwari, from his office selling CDR red handed through a decoy on July 4, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner(Crime) of Police.

Tiwari obtained CDRs through a man Jaiveer Singh who claimed to be owner of a TV channel who has also been arrested. Jaivir revealed that he procured the CDRs from a UP Police constable Narendra Kumar posted with the Surveillance Cell of IG Kanpur in UP.

Delhi Police has got the custody of Kumar an accused in the snooping case from Kanpur police, the officer said.

Other arrested include Aditya Sharma and Sanjiv Chaudhary. Aditya was earlier arrested by Delhi Police for selling CDRs of high profile persons in 2013.

Sanjiv worked with a private company which allegedly sold CDRs to its clients and private detective agencies charging them Rs 5,000 to Rs 30,000, said the officer.

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