CCTV footage anal­y­sis sug­gests in­ci­dent took place within 90 secs

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LUC­KNOW The en­tire in­ci­dent that led to the mur­der of Ap­ple ex­ec­u­tive Vivek Ti­wari , took place within 60-90 sec­onds, sug­gests an anal­y­sis of the footage of at least 20 CCTV cam­eras. To cross­check all minute de­tails of tim­ings and du­ra­tion of the in­ci­dent, the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (SIT) will recre­ate a crime scene ac­cord­ing to the state­ments of the two ac­cused con­sta­bles Prashant Chaud­hary and Sandip Ku­mar in the wee hours on Sun­day.

In­spec­tor gen­eral (IG) of po­lice, Luc­know range, Su­jeet Pandey, who is head­ing the SIT, said the recre­ation was be­ing done dur­ing the wee hours to get a real feel and an­a­lyse vis­i­bil­ity and other cru­cial things at the time of the in­ci­dent. He said it would be an­a­lysed whether Ti­wari and the lone eye­wit­ness of the in­ci­dent, who was the co-oc­cu­pant in the SUV, were vis­i­ble from out­side or not. The IG said the con­sta­bles would be asked to nar­rate the en­tire in­ci­dent to as­cer­tain whether or not they were ma­nip­u­lat­ing facts. He said it would also be an­a­lysed in which po­si­tion the bul­let was fired from Chaud­hary’s ser­vice pis­tol . “It would be as­cer­tained if Prashant was ly­ing on the ground or was in a stand­ing po­si­tion when the bul­let was fired ,” he ex­plained.

Pandey added the CCTV footage an­a­lysed so far sug­gested that the en­tire in­ci­dent took place within 1 or 2 min­utes but it would still be ver­i­fied through the recre­ation. He said the recre­ation of crime scene ac­cord­ing to the state­ments of the two con­sta­bles was aimed at find­ing con­tra­dic­tions be­tween their nar­ra­tion and that of the lone eye­wit­ness Sana Khan. He said the con­tra­dic­tions would be later put up be­fore the con­sta­bles and the eye­wit­ness to get a clear pic­ture.

To note, the SIT has pro­cured two -day cus­tody re­mand of the two ac­cused con­sta­bles.

“Dur­ing recre­ation, an SUV sim­i­lar to that of Vivek’s and a po­lice pa­trol mo­tor­cy­cle will be ar­ranged to get the ex­act scene of the in­ci­dent. The foren­sic team will also re­main present to as­cer­tain the ex­act po­si­tion of the ve­hi­cles,” the SIT mem­ber ex­plained, adding, “The ba­ton that Sandip Ku­mar was hold­ing will also be re­cov­ered dur­ing these two days”. Sana Khan had al­leged that Sandip Ku­mar was putting his ba­ton in­side the SUV from the open win­dow of her side when Prashant Chaud­hary opened fire on Vivek Ti­wari.

The SIT mem­ber said the team had so far an­a­lysed the cir­cum­stances ac­cord­ing to Sana Khan but was not aware what hap­pened af­ter the in­ci­dent. “Did the two con­sta­bles walk away leav­ing be­hind their pa­trol mo­tor­cy­cle on the spot af­ter it was al­legedly hit by the SUV or did they call an­other ve­hi­cle to as­sist them? In ei­ther case, the se­quence of events is in­com­plete and may not re­veal the real story be­hind Ti­wari’s killing,” he ex­plained.

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