Sunday, 12 February 2017

Call Data Case: Private Detective held

A man arrested for allegedly illegally securing call details
10th February 2017


The crime branch has arrested Shailash Manjrekar (36), a private detective,Call details records for allegedly illegally securing call detail records of people and selling them to others.

City wrong doing branch sleuths on Tuesday captured two people who were running criminologist organizations and have busted a racket, wherein Call Detail Records (CDRs) of cell phones were as a rule illicitly gave to individuals. The police presume portable organization authorities and government officers who are qualified for access CDRs to be behind this racket.

The team are Laxman Thakur, 30, an occupant of Juhu Koliwada, and Kirtesh Kavi, 44, an inhabitant of Malad.
As per the police, particular data was gotten that one Laxman Thakur is running an unapproved organization 'Plan Detective Agency' in Juhu and had additionally given promotion about the same on the web. It was learnt that Thakur used to wrongfully get CDRs and versatile tower areas of individuals and offer them.

On January 25, through a fake client, the police reached Thakur on his versatile number and asked in the event that he can give CDRs.

"Thakur said that he can give three months' CDRs for Rs 50,000. Later that day, Thakur met our spurious client in a lodging at Hill Road in Bandra. The client then gave a Reliance portable number to Thakur and looked for three months' CDR and gave a progress of Rs 10,000," said a wrongdoing branch officer.

Thakur said the CDRs will be given at 4.30 pm on Tuesday. A police group then laid a trap at Hill Road on Tuesday. "Thakur landed at the inn where he should meet the fake client, demonstrated to him a printout of the CDRs and requested the rest of the Rs 40,000. We grabbed Thakur and seized 16 pages of CDRs (from November 1, 2016 to January 28, 2017) of the versatile number. Thakur told the police that he had gotten the CDR from a security and investigator benefit organization at Goregaon (E)," said the officer.

He then told the police that he had purchased the CDRs from the Goregaon-based organization, claimed by one Kirtesh Kavi for Rs 25,000, and was offering it for Rs 50,000.

"When we checked Thakur's WhatsApp discussion with Kavi, we found that CDRs of a few versatile numbers were being looked for from him and cash was additionally kept in financial balances. Likewise, Thakur's telephone records uncovered that few individuals had looked for CDRs from him. Amid cross examination, Kavi said he used to get CDRs from someone else," said the officer.

"It is conceivable that these CDRs were acquired from the servers of versatile organizations. We are additionally testing if the posse had given CDRs to hostile to social components," the officer said.

The police enrolled a case at the Bandra police headquarters on charges of swindling and basic aim of the Indian Penal Code and related segments of Information Technology Act and Indian Telegraph Act. The police have seized CDRs of three months, three portable workstations, an iPad and four cell phones.

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