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Police suspect a larger conspiracy in Jaitley call record case


Parikshit Luthra,CNN-IBN
Feb 19, 2013 at 09:15pm IST

New Delhi: Two more private detectives were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the 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. The police are probing a larger conspiracy angle as well.

The kingpin in the case is Anurag Singh, a very active private eye in Delhi, but he has a chequered past. In 2006, he was held for tapping former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's phone.

Anurag Singh has been arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police, the same unit that arrested him seven years ago. He told investigators that he was trying to procure call details of Arun Jaitley for someone who could help him wriggle out of the earlier cases against him. This is why the police believe there are more people involved and this could just be the tip of the iceberg.

Top level sources told CNN-IBN that the four accused had been working together for six to eight months. They claim to have procured call records of at least 12 people apart from Arun Jaitley, and the police are now trying to verify through computer records if this claim is true.

The incident has been a big embarrassment for the Delhi Police, as their own man is among the accused. Senior officers have been told not to share passwords with subordinates. The police are now trying to determine who the person is whom Anurag claims to have been working for.

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