CDR case: Police searches private firm’s office

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New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday conducted searches at an office of a private firm here in connection with its probe into alleged call detail records (CDRs) leak case.

Crime Branch sleuths carried out searches at the office premises of detective agency BLS Management Solution Pvt Ltd in central Delhi’s Barakhamba road and seized several incriminating documents.

“BLS isn’t cooperating in investigation. They all have gone underground. All the (company) staff have been sent to their native places. They have shut down completely. So it is difficult to say anything right now,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav told IANS.

Asked if the company registered with Ministry of External Affairs for visa verification, he said: “Yes, probably they are having a world wide contract for this.”

In a reply to another question on if police will report this to Ministry of Home Affairs and the MEA, he said: “Once we get all the facts verified. And if required.”

Investigators said that the detective agency BLS Management Solution Pvt. Ltd. has been illegally obtaining CDRs to spy on various targets at the behest of its clients who approached it for surveillance in matrimonial disputes, financial enquiries of their rivals, love affairs, civil disputes, legal disputes and others.

“Several CDRs were seized from the firm’s computer and hunt is on to nab the firm’s head of department Vinod Chaudhary, operational manager Sunil Pathak and owners who are on the run.”

Police had on Sunday arrested Jaiveer Singh Rathore, 46, Pankaj Tiwari, 26, Aditya Sharma, 32, and Sanjeev Chaudhary, 42, for illegally obtaining CDRs.

Investigators had said that Rathore, owner of a detective agency based in Uttam Nagar in west Delhi, got the records from Constable Narender posted in the Surveillance Cell at Inspector General of Police office in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district.

Rathore used to sell the CDRs to private detective agencies, including BLS firm, for Rs 5,000 to Rs 30,000.

–IANS

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