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Call data records theft: Two more arrested in Mumbai

The interrogation of the four accused led the police to Pandit, 65, who allegedly purchased and sold the CDRs

mumbai Updated: Feb 08, 2018 00:26 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,call data records,CDR theft
The interrogation of the four accused led the police to Pandit, 65, who allegedly purchased and sold the CDRs(FILE)

Two more people were on Wednesday arrested in connection with the call data records case involving detective Rajani Pandit. This brings the number of arrests to nine.

On January 24, four private detectives -- Makesh Pandiyan, 42, Prashant Palekar,49, Jigar Makawana,35, and Samresh Jha alias Pratik Mohpal, 32, -- were arrested by unit one of the Thane crime branch for allegedly selling call data records (CDR) illegally for Rs25,000 to Rs50,000.

The interrogation of the four accused led the police to Pandit, 65, who allegedly purchased and sold the CDRs. She was arrested on February 2.

Of the two men arrested on Wednesday, Ajinkya Nagagoje, 27, had made the website of the Yavatmal police and the other, Jaspreet Marwah, 32, used to work as a tele-caller.

Meanwhile, Pandit has been sent in police custody till February 11.

Abhishek Trimukhe, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Thane, crime branch, said, “The names of the two cropped up during investigation.”

Ranveer Bayes, inspector from Thane crime branch unit-1, said, “A total of nine people have been arrested till now. We have recovered 111 CDRs from Nagagoje. He supplied data from October to January, while Singh got the January-August data from the subscribe detail record of his firm. We are looking for other accused.”

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 00:26 IST