Call details leak: Women pay to spy on their husbands; spies turn double agents, extortionists
After the police busted the scam last week, they suspected it to be a case of large-scale corporate espionage...mumbai Updated: Feb 13, 2017 15:59 IST
Officers investigating the Call Data Record (CDR) leak case have found that 70% clients were women seeking details of their would be husbands and those suspecting their husbands of having affairs. These women paid hefty sums to secure the CDRs.
After the police busted the racket last week, they suspected it to be a case of large-scale corporate espionage. Out of the 200 CRD cases, 130 involved women seeking information about their husbands and spouse-to-be.
What surprised the cops was that the detectives cheated their clients by doctoring CDRs and even blackmailed women by threatening to spill the beans in front of the person on whom they were hired to spy on.
So far, three people have been arrested, while the fourth accused, said to be the mastermind of the scam, is on the run. Those arrested include an owner of detective agencies.
The scam was busted after the crime branch received a tip-off that Laxman Thakur and Kirtesh Kavi were selling CDRs illegally. Police team laid a trap and arrested Thakur, who then revealed Kavi’s involvement during investigation. Cops searched Kavi’s office and recovered more than 100 CDRs. The third person arrested was identified as Shailesh Manjrekar. The scam’s mastermind, Delhi resident Saurabh Sahu, is on the run.