Cop accused in phone tap case says he’s been framed
Police constable Arvind Dabas told a city court on Thursday that there was no direct evidence against him in the Arun Jaitely phone tapping case, and a case has been deliberately made out to frame him.
During the arguments on Dabas’s bail plea, chief metropolitan magistrate Amit Bansal asked mediapersons to vacate the courtroom saying contents of the FIR would be cited during the hearing and the court had earlier directed that its details should not be revealed.
Naushad Ahmad Khan, the counsel for Dabas, told the judge there was no direct evidence to book his client under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and he was falsely implicated in the case. Khan also argued that the offences under which Dabas has been booked are bailable. The court has fixed the matter for hearing on Friday, when the police will advance its submissions on the bail plea.
Dabas alleged that he had been implicated in the case by the special cell of the police due to “personal animosities” and he has become a “victim of the system”. Besides Dabas, three private detectives — Anurag, who is alleged to be the main conspirator, Neeraj and Nitish — have been arrested and all the four accused are in judicial custody till March 20.
The police had earlier told the court that Dabas was the first to be arrested in the case on February 14 and their probe has revealed that Anurag was the main conspirator and others had joined the conspiracy.