Investigations into the purported involvements of private detective Anurag Singh and his three accomplices, including a Delhi Police constable, in getting unauthorised access to phone call records have revealed that the accused had targeted a large number of people, including several political leaders.

While the police refrained from issuing a formal statement on the matter, it is learnt that they have come across evidence to suggest that Anurag, who was earlier arrested for alleged illegal tapping of the former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s phone, had this time round targeted several political leaders, also from the Bharatiya Janata Party, and businessmen.

The case was registered after the police were informed that an attempt had been made to access call details record of Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Subsequently, Constable Arvind Dabas was arrested along with Anurag Singh, who runs a private detective agency in Connaught Place, and his associates Neeraj Nayyar and Nitesh.

Investigations revealed that the accused also wanted to access phone call records of former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Vijay Goel and Sudhanshu Mittal, besides some top businessmen.

Through Constable Dabas, the accused had also sent requests to mobile phone service providers seeking call records through the e-mail accounts of authorised officers using their passwords.