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Cop who tried to spy on Arun Jaitley in judicial remand

February 20, 2013 19:46 IST

Constable Arvind Dabas, arrested for making an illegal attempt to access call details of BJP leader Arun Jaitley, was on Wednesday sent to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar jail by a Delhi court.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Vidya Prakash remanded Dabas in judicial custody till March 6 after Delhi Police told the court that he was no longer required for custodial interrogation.

Dabas was the first person to have been arrested in the case on February 14. He was booked under section 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and also under section 66 of Information Technology Act relating to hacking the computer system.

His counsel Naushad Khan said he will be moving bail plea before the court on Thursday.

Besides 35-year-old Dabas, three private detectives -- Neeraj, Anurag and Nitin -- have also been arrested by police in connection with the case. The detectives are in police custody till February 22.

According to police, Dabas had hacked the official email ID of an ACP to send a request to a mobile service provider for the call detail records of Jaitley.

Nitin and Anurag were arrested from Mukundpur in north westDelhi yesterday, while Neeraj was nabbed on February 18.

Anurag was also arrested in the Amar Singh phone tapping case, police had said, adding that Neeraj used to run a background check on prospective brides and grooms.

Anurag, who had the access to sophisticated spying devices, used to solicit support of co-accused Nitin and Neeraj after getting clients, they said.

The police is also investigating the case from corporate angle. It is also decoding the huge data retrieved by the accused in encrypted form.

On Tuesday, the court had directed police to provide copies of FIR to the counsel for accused persons but made it clear that the contents should not be leaked to the media or public at large.

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