UP police constable held for leaking call records

  • Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2016 23:51 IST
Narendra Choudhary was detained in Kanpur on Sunday and then brought to Delhi for questioning.

Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a UP Police constable for allegedly providing call detail records of individuals to a gang for money.

The police had earlier busted a racket of obtaining phone call detail records (CDRs) of individuals and arrested four persons.

The arrested constable, Narendra Choudhary, was detained in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday and then brought to Delhi for questioning. His name cropped up during questioning of the four arrested suspects in the case.

Narendra was posted in the surveillance cell at the Inspector General of Police office in Kanpur.

Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (crime), said Narendra’s interrogation revealed he had been illegally using the official email ID of the SSP, Kanpur, to send requests to telecom operators and nodal agencies concerned for obtaining CDRs of various individuals.

“Narendra had been receiving requests for CDRs from the prime accused, Jaiveer Singh Rathore, who runs a detective agency and a private news channel from his office in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur,” said Yadav.

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Besides obtaining CDRs of various individuals that his detective agency was spying upon, Rathore took contracts from other private detective agencies for providing them with call detail records of people they were keeping an eye on as well, said an investigator.

The police said Rathore first collected details of targets whose call records he wanted to view and then sent them to Narendra. The constable obtained CDRs of the said targets and saved them as drafts on his email account that had been opened especially for the purpose.

“The drafts were never sent. Narender used to do just share password of the email account with Rathore who in turn downloaded the CDRs. Once the work was done, Narendra used to delete the account. He opened a new email account every time he had to share new set of CDRs,” said an investigator.

Police said they were going through the bank account details of Narendra to establish the monetary transaction between him and Rathore. It has been found Narendra allegedly earned over `20 lakh by supplying CDRs to various detective agencies.

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