Congress denies govt’s hand behind attempt to secure Jaitley’s call details

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 16:23

New Delhi: Rubbishing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegation of government’s hand behind the attempt to get the call details of Arun Jaitley, the Congress party on Sunday said that the UPA government has nothing to do with the issue.

Reacting to the opposition outcry, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that neither the UPA nor his party have anything to do with the matter.

“The opposition should not politicise the matter. One person has already been arrested and the police investigation is underway. The law will take the issue in its due course. But, the government and the Congress party have nothing to do in the matter,” said Alvi.

Echoing similar sentiment, Congress leader Jagdambika Pal said the government has already clarified its stand on the matter and an investigation is going on in the case.

“It has been already clarified by the government that they had not ordered to tape calls or keep surveillance on Jaitley. A constable has been arrested for trying to do so, and the police must be interrogating him to find out reason behind his act,” said Pal.

BJP has termed the attempt to secure the Call Data Records (CDR) of Jaitley’s mobile phone as a serious matter and demanded an answer from Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as to who ordered this unauthorised surveillance.

“This is a government of spies like James Bond and when any government functions in a mafia style then the people of this country does not forgive it. This is a serious crime,” said BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

According to reports, a 32-year-old Delhi Police constable has been arrested for allegedly trying to access Jaitley’s call details.

Arvind Dabas, who is posted at the Parliament Police station, tried to use the official email-ID of an Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) to send a request to Airtel for the call detail records (CDR) of Jaitley.

Though the BJP leader has not filed any complaint, Delhi Police has launched a probe to ascertain whether any official had sought details about his call records or if it was a case of impersonation.

ANI



First Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 16:23

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