Nehru Place firing: Investigation uncovers CDR unit at police post

On Nov 6,Tomar and Nagender allegedly opened fire at a Crime Branch team.

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2013 2:21 am

Investigating the Nehru Place firing incident involving Head Constable Amit Tomar and Sub-Inspector Nagender Kumar,police found that a call detail records (CDR) unit was being operated from the Nehru Place police post,where the two policemen were posted.

Police said the unit was being run despite standing orders that all CDR units should be stationed only at the offices of the district DCPs. The order,police said,was issued by the then Commissioner Neeraj Kumar after police uncovered attempts to illegally access the CDR of BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

While Nagender is under arrest,Tomar is being questioned by police regarding the CDR unit at the Nehru Place police post. There is no trace of the third accused,Constable Kaushal.

Police sources told Newsline that eight months ago,Tomar had shifted base from the Rohini office of the Special Investigation Team,Crime Branch,to the Southeast district. He moved to the Nehru Place police post.

Police sources said the CDR unit has now reverted to the Sarita Vihar office of the DCP (Southeast).

On November 6,Tomar and Nagender allegedly opened fire at a Crime Branch team,which had been sent to Nehru Place to nab them in a case of extortion.

While Nagender was arrested,Tomar and Kaushal managed to flee.

Tomar returned after a sessions court issued a no-coercive-action order in his favour last Wednesday. It was the same day a CMM court had issued a non-bailable warrant. The Crime Branch has since asked the sessions court to recall the order to pave the way for re-issue of a non-bailable warrant. The matter will now be heard on Tuesday.

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