SIT scans 203 clips as part of its probe

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Nation - Ro­hit K Singh ro­[email protected]

ABOUT 180 VIDEO CLIPS WERE RECORDED BY ON­LOOK­ERS AND THE RI­OT­ERS THEM­SELVES

LUCKNOW The Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (SIT) look­ing into the Bulandshahr vi­o­lence is scan­ning 203 video clips to piece to­gether the se­quence of events that led to the killing of a po­lice in­spec­tor and a lo­cal man, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer privy to the probe said on Fri­day.

Twenty-three videos were recorded by po­lice per­son­nel de­ployed at Ma­haw vil­lage when the vi­o­lence broke out on Mon­day after the re­cov­ery of cow car­casses in a field, the of­fi­cer said on the con­di­tion of anonymity. About 180 video clips were recorded by on­look­ers and the ri­ot­ers them­selves.

An SIT mem­ber, who did not wish to be named, said that all po­lice per­son­nel present at the spot were be­ing asked to share videos of the flare up. The lo­cal peo­ple, too, were be­ing urged to share in­for­ma­tion and videos, if

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they had recorded or come across any.

He said although some videos were not of very good qual­ity, they would help tie up the chain of events and es­tab­lish how the vi­o­lence erupted, who in­sti­gated the mob and who killed in­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh and lo­cal man Su­mit Ku­mar.

On Tues­day, ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice, law and or­der, Anand Ku­mar, had said that all Bulandshahr vi­o­lence videos pop­ping up on so­cial me­dia would be in­cluded in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The vi­o­lence erupted on Mon­day after over 2,000 peo­ple started protest­ing against al­leged cow slaugh­ter after the re­cov­ery of sev­eral cow car­casses at Ma­haw vil­lage.

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