The Special Cell on Monday arrested another private detective on charges of illegally accessing call detail records (CDR).
The private detective,Arpit,who allegedly worked for kingpin Anurag Singh,was arrested by a police team from Uttam Nagar in West Delhi. Police said Singh was a freelancer who outsourced his work to Punit Verma and Neeraj Nayar,who are aides of Anurag Singh. Punit and Nayar were arrested earlier this year.
Investigating officers said Arpit was a detective who released advertisements in locals papers to get work. Since Arpit did not know any police officers personally,he would take the help of Punit and Neeraj. The two would then seek Anurags help and get the CDRs accessed through several police officers,whom they had tapped at several police stations in the capital. Most policemen we have arrested in the last several months are those who were posted in the ACPs office, an officer said.
The incident was reported in February when a telecom operator wrote to the station house officer of the Parliament Street police station to verify whether a request had been made to access the call detail records of BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley.
The request,sent through the email address of ACP (Operations) had been made by Constable Arvind Dabas. Police made a series of arrests in the case,after which a chargesheet was filed in May.