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Four detectives held for illegally obtaining CDRs - The Hindu

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1 day ago - Mumbai: Four people working with a Navi Mumbai-based detective agency have been arrested for illegally procuring call detail records (CDRs) of people and selling them. According to the Thane Crime Branch, the accused 
have been identified as Makesh Pandiyan (42), Prashant Parekar (49), Jigar ...


Four detectives held for illegally obtaining CDRs

Solid evidence: Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe (centre), Thane Crime Branch, displaying material seized from the accused, on Wednesday.  

Crime Branch teams search for their Delhi-based accomplice; info sold for ₹20,000

Mumbai: Four people working with a Navi Mumbai-based detective agency have been arrested for illegally procuring call detail records (CDRs) of people and selling them.
According to the Thane Crime Branch, the accused have been identified as Makesh Pandiyan (42), Prashant Parekar (49), Jigar Makvan (35), and Samresh Nantun (32).
Mr. Pandiyan was running Global Detective Agency in Vashi, and the other accused were working for him.
Investigating officers said Mr. Pandiyan, who is the main accused, would source CDRs from a Delhi-based accomplice, who has been identified as Saurabh Sahoo. The police have found that Mr. Sahoo was arrested in February last year in a similar case in Delhi and later released on bail.
The arrests were made after Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukund Hatote, Thane Crime Branch, received a tip-off. A trap was laid on January 24 and Mr. Pandiyan was arrested near Shivaji Chowk in Kalwa.
“Based on his interrogation, we identified the rest of his accomplices and arrested them at their residences in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe, Thane Crime Branch. “The accused were obtaining CDRs as per the need of their customers and selling them for anything between ₹10,000 and ₹20,000. As per law, only a police officer in the rank of Superintendent of Police or above is allowed access to CDRs,” a Thane Crime Branch officer said. The police suspect that Mr. Pandiyan and his accomplices are part of a pan-India racket. Three computers, two laptops, 11 cell phones, and 177 files of CDRs were seized from the accused.
Teams of the Thane Crime Branch are working on tracing Mr. Sahoo. Sources said a team has left for Delhi on Mr. Sahoo’s trail.