Another phone-tapping racket busted, three arrested

Delhi Police said Saturday that it had busted another gang involved in activity similar to the one being investigated in BJP leader Arun Jaitley`s call detail records (CDRs) access case.

IANS| Updated: Nov 17, 2013, 00:37 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police said Saturday that it had busted another gang involved in activity similar to the one being investigated in BJP leader Arun Jaitley`s call detail records (CDRs) access case.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested three people -- Delhi Police constable Lalit Kumar, businessman Akash Jain and private detective Chandra Sekhar. The arrests were made Saturday, and the three were sent to two days` police custody by a city court.

"The accused were using the official e-mail ID of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kalkaji to procure CDRs of some prominent personalities, including senior advocates and politicians," a police officer said.

Kumar was posted at the office of ACP Kalkaji while Chandra Sekhar runs a detective agency from his office in east Delhi`s Laxmi Nagar.

The matter came to light some months back when an advocate, Jitendra Garg, filed a complaint with police claiming his phone call records were being procured illegally.

"A probe was ordered into Garg`s complaint, and it was learnt that the official e-mail ID of ACP Kalkaji was used last year for procuring Garg`s call records illegally," said the officer.

Seven people, including three policemen, have already been arrested within a week during investigations into Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Arun Jaitley`s phone-tapping case. It was found these men had also sought call records of other politicians. They had also sought details of the phone calls made by some businessmen.