Agent from Delhi detective agency held for ‘procuring, selling’ call records

A 22-year-old field agent from a private detective agency has been arrested for allegedly procuring call detail records (CDRs) illegally and selling them to individuals, police said Tuesday.
Brijendra Kumar Yadav, DCP (Outernorth), said, “… a raid was conducted with a staffer posing as a decoy customer.
The man was held with incriminating documents… We’ve been told there’s involvement of a security agency… The matter is being investigated and action being taken against the accused for taking the data in an unauthorised manner.”
Police said they received inputs from an informer that unknown persons are procuring CDRs and selling them. On Sunday, police along with the informer approached the accused as customers and finalised a deal of Rs 25,000.
Police said that on Monday, the informer and a staffer were sent to Rohini to collect the CDR and give money to the accused. A team was sent to keep an eye. When Kumar arrived, the police staffer and informer took out the money to buy the CDR and got a pen-drive. Immediately, the team apprehended Kumar and retrieved the pen-drive, Kumar’s laptop
and bag, police added.