Constable denied bail in Jaitley phone-tapping case

A court here on Tuesday dismissed the bail application of Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas, who along with three others was arrested in the Arun Jaitley phone-tapping case.

“The bail application is dismissed,” chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Amit Bansal said. Dabas had moved the court seeking bail, saying there was no direct evidence against him and he was falsely implicated in the case by the police.

He had alleged that he had become a “victim of the system”.

He was arrested on February 14 for allegedly trying to access Jaitley’s call details.

According to police, Dabas had used the official email ID of an assistant commissioner of police to send a request to a mobile service provider for the call detail records of the BJP leader.

His counsel Naushad Ahmad Khan had argued that there was no direct evidence to book his client under section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and the offences he had been charged with by the special cell of the Delhi Police were bailable.

The police, on the other hand, had opposed his bail plea and had argued that offences of forgery under Indian Penal Code may be made out against the four accused, including Dabas, which were non- bailable and the constable should not be granted relief.

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