Cops are part of nexus stealing call records

StealingcallrecordsA senior officer has revealed that they have unearthed a gang of private detectives operating as pre-matrimonial investigating agencies, who are actually leaking call records with the help of other cops from neighbouring states.

The city police have blown the lid off the nexus of cops and freelance investigators that sold thousands of telephone call detail records (CDRs), in a case that raises alarms about privacy and security.

Sources say people affected by the leaks may include politicians, businessmen and eminent personalities, and the data could be used for snooping and extortion.

They estimate that over 4000 CDRs were leaked by a Delhi based company that sold them for hefty amounts.