In JNU row, the Delhi police will have to stop depending on video evidence

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New Delhi, Mar 2: For the Delhi police which is probing the JNU case the road ahead is a tough one. The bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU student leader accused of sedition will come up before the Delhi High Court which is expected to pass its order today.

The Delhi High Court's verdict to be delivered today will have an impact on the future probe. Although the court is only hearing a bail plea, it is expected to make some observations.

JNU row: Road ahead is tough for cops

The long and short of it is that the Delhi police will have to rely heavily on eye witness accounts rather than the videos. At least two out of the seven videos that are in circulation regarding the Afzal Guru event at the JNU on February 9th are said to be doctored.

Delhi police will have to move beyond the videos:

Two days back the Delhi police had told the High Court that there is no video that shows Kanaihya Kumar raising anti national slogans. They however said that they have evidence from eye witnesses. The Delhi police will have to stick to just that in the future when it prepares a chargesheet.

With two of the seven videos being doctored, the Delhi police will also have to wait for the forensic analysis of the rest of the clips. Making matters worse for the Delhi police is the probe ordered by the Delhi government. The government has ordered for an inquiry to submit a factual report on the incident.

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Delhi police sources however point out that they will conduct their own investigation. We do have a strong case on hand. We are still looking out 20 persons believed to have raised the anti national slogans.

It is a larger conspiracy that we are probing. The entire probe is not based only on the videos. It was a lead that we were working on the officer also informed.

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