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Mar 02, 2013 at 09:16am IST

Phone tapping: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi denies role, says he isn't interested in politics

New Delhi: Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has denied any role in the attempt to access senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley's phone records. Modi's name surfaced in the controversy as someone whose call records were being sought as well as also possibly as someone who might have had a hand in this.

However, the former IPL commissioner scoffed at the suggestion while speaking to CNN-IBN. "I am shocked to hear this. In India, anything can happen. I am not interested in politics."

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Meanwhile, Delhi Police is investigating a possible rivalry within the BJP as the possible reason behind the tracking of call records of Jaitley, sources said. The sources added that the police is probing why BJP leaders, including Jaitley, Sudhanshu Mittal, Vijay Goel and Nitin Gadkari, were being tracked.

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

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 on Friday said that though Jaitley's call records were sought, they were not provided.

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