Explain Jaitley's phone surveillance, BJP tells Shinde

New Delhi


The BJP Saturday demanded an explanation from Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde about the alleged "unauthorised surveillance" on its leader Arun Jaitley.

Calling it a serious issue, the party said Shinde must come clean on who ordered the procurement of Jaitley's phone call details. Jaitley is the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

"The manner in which the call details have been collected is serious. Anyone who is found involved in this act must be punished," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh said here.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedkar alleged that attempts to secure Jaitley's call details were made earlier also.

"We want to know on whose order the call details were collected," he told reporters.

"We want to remind the Congress that these are not the days of the emergency that they can indulge in such an activity. We will not take it lying down," he added.

A Delhi Police constable was arrested Feb 14 for allegedly collecting Jaitley's call details. - IANS