Delhi Police to arrest a few more in call snooping case

Delhi Police to arrest a few more in call snooping case

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Crime Branch sleuths may arrest two or three more persons in the alleged call detail recordings (CDR) racket, which it busted after arresting four persons.

“Two to three persons may be arrested soon,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav told IANS on Wednesday.

“During interrogation the accused have taken names of six to seven persons,” a senior officer related to the probe requesting anonymity told IANS.

In a second major breakthrough within a fortnight, the Delhi Police had busted the pan-India snooping racket on Tuesday by arresting four persons, including two owners of detective agencies, one police official and one expert hacker, who used to work with the Jaipur police.

According to police, the accused had obtained over 2,000 CDRs in the last two years.

The four were identified as Aniket Prakash Dhamle, 25, a resident of Pune, and Abhinav Kumar, 35, a resident of Mumbai — both ran detective agencies; Gajraj Singh, 23, a student and hacker, who had been assisting the Jaipur police’s Cyber Crime Cell officers since 2013; and an officer of the Jaipur police cyber crime cell, Mukesh Kumar Meena, 38.

On July 10, the Delhi Police had cracked an inter-state gang involved in illegally getting CDRs and then selling these to various people, mainly detective agencies.

Five persons — Uttar Pradesh police constable Narender; Jaiveer Singh Rathore, 46; Pankaj Tiwari, 26; Aditya Sharma, 32; and Sanjeev Chaudhary, 42 — were arrested for illegally obtaining CDRs.

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