Two more arrested in Jaitley's call record case

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Two more people were arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley's call records case, police said Tuesday.

Private detectives Nitish and Anurag Singh were arrested Monday night in Delhi.

Four people have been arrested so far in the case, including Delhi Police Constable Arvind Dabas, who allegedly sought Jaitley's mobile phone call details for "personal reasons".

A Delhi Police officer said that Anurag, believed to be the mastermind, is a key figure and that he had earlier been arrested in former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's phone-tapping scandal.

"Dabas used the login and password of an assistant commissioner of police to access the call details," said a police officer.

According to police, Jaitley's call records were accessed by Dabas to check his communication with an unidentified man in Uttarakhand.

The man had assured Dabas that he would settle the policeman's property deal in Uttarakhand through the senior BJP leader. Dabas also runs a real estate business with two others in Uttarakhand.

He had invested in the state, but was not being able to recover the money.

Dabas had sought Jaitley's call records to check whether the man was in touch with the BJP leader.

However, when Dabas tried to access Jaitley's call records, the telecom company contacted the Delhi Police officer whose e-mail was being used for seeking Jaitley's call records, police said.

Though Jaitley has not filed a complaint, police registered a case a few days ago to ascertain whether any official had sought details about the call records or if it was a case of impersonation.

Dabas' aide Neeraj was arrested Monday. He had sought the call records of several other people from Dabas.

Police indicated that the arrested could have tried to procure call details of some other politicians as well.

Delhi Police Monday submitted a status report to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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