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Police to probe whether other leaders phones too tapped

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) Delhi Police today obtained permission to access the computer hard disk and trace paper seized from a key accused in the Amar Singh phone tapping case to investigate whether the phones of anyone other than the Samajwadi Party leader was tapped by the accused.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Seema Maini granted permission to the Special Cell police to obtain these from the 'Malkhana' (record room) acting on an application that these documents, seized from the accused Bhupendra, be released to investigate whether they were used to forge the documents and tap the conversation of other people as well.

The Special Cell had filed a second FIR in the phone tapping case last January saying some more people's phones might have been tapped, the application said.

The police chargesheet on February 15 charged private detectives Bhupendra, Anurag and Vijay Dhawan, besides Reliance Infocomm employee Kuldeep Singh with forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy. All the four are currently in judicial custody.

They were accused of tapping Amar Singh's phone with forged letters of authorisation from Delhi Home Secretary R Narayanswamy and Delhi Police Joint Commissioner (Crime) Ranjit Narayan.

Soon after the controversy broke, the Samajwadi Party leader had alleged a political conspiracy by the Congress High Command. There was a spate of similar calls by leaders of other parties as well at the time, including the BJP, the AIADMK and the Trinamool Congress.


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