SIT scan­ning 203 video clips to piece to­gether se­quence of events

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh - Ro­hit K Singh ro­[email protected]

LUCKNOW: The Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (SIT) is in­clud­ing 203 video clips in its probe to piece to­gether the se­quence of events in con­nec­tion with the Bu­land­shahr vi­o­lence in which a po­lice in­spec­tor and a lo­cal youth were killed on Mon­day, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer privy to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said on Fri­day.

He said 23 videos were recorded by po­lice per­son­nel de­ployed at Ma­haw vil­lage in the Syana po­lice sta­tion area when the vi­o­lence broke out on Mon­day. An­other 180 video clips were made by on­look­ers and the ri­ot­ers them­selves, he said.

An SIT mem­ber said all po­lice per­son­nel present at the spot at the time of vi­o­lence were asked

to share videos. More­over, the SIT was also ap­proach­ing lo­cals to share in­for­ma­tion, as well as videos of the vi­o­lence, if they had come across any, he said.

He said al­though some of the videos were not of a very good qual­ity, they will be help­ful in con­nect­ing the se­quence of events and es­tab­lish­ing how the vi­o­lence erupted, who in­sti­gated the mob and who killed in­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh and lo­cal youth Su­mit Ku­mar.

Ear­lier, ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral (ADG) of po­lice, law and or­der, Anand Ku­mar had stated on Tues­day that all videos re­lated to the Bu­land­shahr vi­o­lence sur­fac­ing on the so­cial me­dia will be in­cluded in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The vi­o­lence erupted on Mon­day af­ter over 2,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing vil­lagers and rightwing ac­tivists, started protest­ing against al­leged cow slaugh­ter in the area af­ter re­cov­ery of sev­eral cow car­casses at Ma­haw vil­lage.

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