A day after they hinted at the possibility of a ‘high-level conspiracy’, Delhi Police’s special cell on Tuesday arrested two more detectives for allegedly obtaining the call detail records (CDR) of Arun Jaitley, leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
Four people have been arrested so far in the case, including police constable Arvind Dabas. Anurag Singh and Nitin Singh were arrested from Mukundpur in west Delhi, a day after Neeraj Nayyar, a private detective, was taken into custody in the case.
The police are not ruling out questioning two Uttarakhand BJP leaders, who are being linked with Dabas. He was held for illegally accessing Jaitley’s call details. Dabas was illegally using the email account of an assistant commissioner of Delhi Police.
Sources said Anurag ran a detective agency in Connaught Place by the name of ‘V-Detect’. He and his associate Nitin allegedly procured people’s call records on demand and made money out of the business.
“Anurag used to work for intelligence agencies and Delhi Police from 2000 to 2003. The agencies stopped taking his services when he went rogue. His involvement had surfaced during the Amar Singh phone tapping case, following which he had spent two years in jail,” said a source adding. Anurag is an expert in hacking.
Dabas, who reportedly owns a Maruti agency in Delhi, had on 10 to 12 occasions got the call detail records of different people verified for the three accused.
“Dabas was to give Jaitley’s phone call records to Neeraj, who had to pass it on to Anurag and Nitin. We are trying to find out on whose orders Anurag was working on,” said a police officer.
Dabas used to charge Neeraj between Rs. 1,500-Rs 2,000 for providing him CDRs of each client.