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Feb 16, 2013 at 05:49pm IST

Constable arrested for trying to access BJP leader Arun Jaitley's phone call records

New Delhi: A police constable was arrested on Saturday for trying to get details of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's call records. Constable Arvind Dabas claimed he wanted the records for personal reasons, sources said.

Dabbas used the login and password of an assistant commissioner of police to try and access the call details. However, Jaitley's call records were blocked after the request was sent.

BJP leader Prakash Javadekar reacted sharply after the matter came to light. "We demand that the police constable come clean and tell us who ordered this. This is unauthorised tapping. We will raise the issue in Parliament. We are taking the matter seriously," Javadekar said.

Legal officers of the mobile service provider alerted police after the breach. Dabas, who was on leave for five months, was posted in Special Staff of New Delhi district.

The incident happened on January 17 during the run up to the BJP presidential elections. Sources say Dabas was in touch with a broker from the Doon Valley.

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