New Delhi: Two more people have been arrested in connection with Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley's call records case. The two arrested, Nitish and Anurag, both are private detectives according to sources. Four arrests have been made in the case.
The Delhi Police say Anurag Singh is a key figure and that he was arrested in the Amar Singh phone-tapping scandal too. The police believe Anurag is the mastermind but are not ruling out further arrests in the case.
Earlier, a police constable was arrested for trying to get details of Jaitley's call records. Constable Arvind Dabas claimed he wanted the records for personal reasons, sources said. Dabas 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.
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. Another private detective, Neeraj, was also arrested earlier.
Police sources have indicated to CNN-IBN that those arrested could have tried to procure the call details of a few other politicians as well. The Delhi Police's special cell on Monday sent a report to the Home Ministry on the phone tap.