Police identify six others in Jaitley call case
The special cell of Delhi Police has identified six more Delhi-based people in the Arun Jaitley illegal call detail records (CDR) case, sources said on Wednesday. Jatin Anand reports.Updated: Mar 07, 2013 00:46 IST
The special cell of Delhi Police has identified six more Delhi-based people in the Arun Jaitley illegal call detail records (CDR) case, sources said on Wednesday.
The involvement of the accused now identified, ranging from businessmen to private detectives operating in the NCR, has investigators claiming that the entire episode ‘isn’t a political conspiracy but an underground nexus of detectives and businessmen engaging in corporate espionage’.
“So far, we have been able to unearth around 51-odd CDRs from the hardware recovered at the instance of Anurag Singh, who is the main accused in the case,” said an officer.
“By his own admission, Singh was working solely for money and provided CDRs to his ‘customers’ who wanted to gauge the proximity of their business rivals with political activists and leaders,” he claimed.
On February 19, Singh, who runs a detective agency by the name of ‘V-Detect’ at central Delhi’s Connaught Place and used to be a trusted source of the intelligence establishment before his name cropped-up in the Amar Singh phone-tapping scandal in 2005, was arrested for his involvement in the case.
Singh’s arrest had followed the apprehension of Arvind Dabas, a ‘rogue’ Delhi Police constable who had initially claimed that he had accessed senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s CDR in connection with a stranded property deal in adjacent Uttarakhand.
Two other private eyes, Neeraj and Nitin, had also been arrested.
“It has been learnt that Dabas was to give Jaitley’s phone call records to Neeraj who had to pass it on to Anurag and Nitin. We are still trying to find out on whose order Anurag was procuring Jaitley’s CDR,” said a police officer adding Dabas used to charge Neeraj between Rs.1,500 to 2,000 for providing him CDR of each client.