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Two private detectives arrested in Arun Jaitley call detail retrieval case

Two more private detectives were arrested on Tuesday in connection with alleged attempt to seek call detail records of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, taking the number of arrests in the high-profile case to four.

Published: 19th February 2013 07:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2013 07:51 PM   |  A+A-

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Senior vice-president of BCCI Arun Jaitley (PTI/File)

By PTI

Two more private detectives were arrested on Tuesday in connection with alleged attempt to seek call detail records of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, taking the number of arrests in the high-profile case to four.

Delhi Police, however, did not rule out questioning of two Uttarkhand BJP leaders whose names have surfaced in the case and have been associated with constable Arvind Dabas, who was arrested last week for making an illegal attempt to access Jaitley's call details.

Nitin and Anurag, both private detectives, were arrested from Mukundpur in west Delhi today, a day after one Neeraj was taken into custody in the case, official sources said.

Dabbas was arrested last week for allegedly using his senior's computer to send a request to a mobile service provider seeking information on CDRs of the BJP leader.

With this, the Delhi Police have arrested a total of four persons in connection with the alleged attempt to seek call details of Jaitley from a mobile service provider.

According to the sources, Anurag is said to be a cyber expert and well-versed in hacking techniques.

They said Dabas had on 10 to 12 occasions got the CDRs of persons for the three accused for verification purpose.

The sources, however, ruled out any possibility of them seeking the CDRs of any politicians, apart from Jaitley, bureaucrats or any high profile persons.

The sources also said that the names of Uttarkhand BJP leaders surfaced because Dabas had to recover some money and he wanted the help of some senior party leaders in this regard.

Police had earlier said it had been found that Dabas tried to use the official email ID of an ACP to send a request to a mobile service provider.

Though Jaitley has not filed any complaint, police launched a probe to ascertain whether any official had sought details about his call records or if it was a case of impersonation.

Reports had it that the nodal officer of a telecom service provider had called the police to inform that they had received a request from the police seeking call detail records of Jaitley.

Delhi Police on Monday told a court that there was a "higher level of conspiracy" that may also involve the country's security in the alleged attempt to retrieve Jaitley's call details records.

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