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Mar 01, 2013 at 09:05pm IST

Jaitley phone tapping case: Police probing possible rivalry within BJP, say sources

New Delhi: The Delhi Police is now investigating a possible rivalry within the Bharatiya Janata Party as the possible reason behind the tracking of call records of senior party leader Arun Jaitley, sources said. The sources added that the police is probing why BJP leaders, including Arun Jaitley, Sudhanshu Mittal, Vijay Goel and Nitin Gadkari, were being tracked.

The sources also said that former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's name had also cropped up during the investigations.

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Private detective Anurag Singh and his aides had attempted to take out call detail records (CDRs) of several BJP leaders and other politicians. Anurag Singh was earlier involved in tracking the call records of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. Sources say that he was trying to weaken the case against him which is how he got involved in the present case.

Furthermore, in the list of a businessman whose call details were acquired is a man named Vivek Nagpal. He may be called for questioning.

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Meanwhile, the Congress and the BJP were caught in another war over the case. While the Congress blamed it on BJP infighting, the BJP said it couldn't have happened without the government's co-operation.

However, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that though Jaitley's call records were sought, they were not provided.