JNU row: Delhi govt to file cases against TV channels over ‘doctored’ videos

A forensic probe ordered by Delhi government on certain footages found that two of the videos were "manipulated" where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2016 11:54 am
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government Monday directed its legal team to initiate action against at least four television news channels for allegedly airing doctored footage of slogans raised at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on February 9.

Following the submission of a fact-finding report by District Magistrate, New Delhi, the government will seek the examination of a complaint against the news channels under Section 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code, said officials. After consulting its legal team, the government has decided to proceed against the news channels, added the officials.

On February 13, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja and JD (U) leader K C Tyagi had met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and demanded an independent probe into the incident.

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Kejriwal had later tweeted, “There are claims that JNU student leaders shouted anti-India slogans and counter claims that ABVP activists did it. To find truth, Del govt is directing DM to conduct an inquiry.”

Yechury told The Indian Express, “The report has revealed that the tapes had been doctored. We want to thank the Chief Minister because he accepted our demand. Since the government’s inquiry has revealed certain facts… we asked him to take action on those who propagated those false tapes. That is also a crime under the broadcasting law. He informed us that action will be taken against media houses which used those fabricated tapes to create a frenzy against JNU being anti-national.”

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A 112-page report titled ‘Fact finding report on the incident of raising of anti-national slogans in JNU Campus on 9 Feb 2016’ submitted to the Delhi government has stated that of the seven video clips examined by the District Magistrate, three were found doctored.

One of the doctored videos was found in the URL http://twitter.com.shilpitewari/status/70088979048964208?s=09.

The video was titled ‘Proof Against Kanhaiya’ and examination showed, the report stated, that it was “not authentic as the audio and video streams are from different sources”

In another video titled ‘Very shocking & Disturbing Video From JNU #Shame.mp4’ which was also found doctored, the DM report stated, the word ‘Bandook’ could have been inserted and “there are other serious editing”. About a 38-second TV news channel clip, the DM wrote, “it was a doctored video with possible intention to misguide public”.

AAP wants HC judge to probe sloganeering

The AAP Monday demanded a probe into the anti-national sloganeering in JNU by a sitting High Court judge instead of inquiries ordered by the Centre. Based on the allegations by JNU professor Jayati Ghosh that “the three masked men who raised anti-national slogans might have been IB officials”, the party said a probe by the Centre would never book the guilty.

AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh said, “If there is any truth in the suspicion raised by Professor Ghosh, it is a very serious matter. We want to know why the Modi government has not arrested anyone yet.”

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    Amit
    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm
    bast ard keeps us amusing.... delhites keep suffering :)
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      Ashraf
      Mar 8, 2016 at 6:58 am
      Good going AK koi to imaandari se kaam kar raha hai,culprit must get punishment,because of such channel the w country had to suffer..
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        Ashraf
        Mar 8, 2016 at 7:01 am
        Good start taken by delhi govt aleast the channel ppl will come to if u do nasty n misguiding job than u will Hav to face the court..
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          Bhawarlal Dixit
          Mar 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm
          Kezrullah student speaking..
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            Bhawarlal Dixit
            Mar 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm
            Azmat Kezrullah academy also. Bhaijaan ko am.
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              Bhawarlal Dixit
              Mar 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm
              Funny but true
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                Bhawarlal Dixit
                Mar 8, 2016 at 3:24 am
                I have stopped going to Delhi now, the land of all Trojans.
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                  Bhawarlal Dixit
                  Mar 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm
                  See the same in Gujarat. Our situation is worse than British rule.
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                    Sirius
                    Mar 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                    Mr. Kejriwal is welcome to send out notices and prosecute channels. It will harm AAP base in Delhi and Punjab. CPI(M) and JDU voter base is unaffected ...
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                      Sarathy
                      Mar 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm
                      A plethora of BRAHMIN DEABLE COMMENTS BY DEABLE BRAHMINS.
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                        Sam
                        Mar 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm
                        Kejriwal is nothing more than a munciple coporare. He is reiterating with example what hapens with you vote a nalayak person. But ppl greedy for freebies will vote such leaders and do not foresee that it is spoiling everybody' s future, if not your'sthen yourchild's. These politicians have made every person around them greedy. God knows where India is going
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                          Hari
                          Mar 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm
                          There is no doubt. The enemy within are Congress, Communists CPI and CPIM, JDU, RJD, SP, AAP, etc., who are openly supporting terror elements such as Afsal Guru and Yakub Memon who wanted to destroy the nation. And the media wing of the terrorists appear to be The Indian Express, The Hindu, India Today, NDTV, etc. With so much anti national activities by these elements, the terrorists across the border must be feeling jobless.
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                            Hdhillon
                            Mar 8, 2016 at 1:42 am
                            Killers of 2000 innocents in Gujrat should be hanged by
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                              Haradhan Mandal
                              Mar 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                              My bet - nothing will happen to anybody, nobody will be arrested and investigated! Delhi State has no power - unless both Centre and the Delhi states are ruled by the same party and driven by the same agenda. But, yes, I agree that some deeper and broader investigation was/is warranted. It is very likely that was properly planned and executed. And those ultra-leftists gave them the ideal opportunity. And knowing them (ultra-leftists ) and knowing their their brainlessness and following them closely - they understood that they can use one of SUCH events for BIGGER USE. And they did - but with a MIXED bag of success and FIASCO.
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                                hayatlives
                                Mar 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm
                                Time to teach these news peddlers a lesson...
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                                  Kamalesh Mehta
                                  Mar 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                                  Implicate STATE TERRORIST RAJNATH DINGH WHO HELPED TO DOCTOR THE VIDEOS.
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                                    Inderpal Singh
                                    Mar 8, 2016 at 11:44 am
                                    The News channels should have verified the videos before jumping on the TRP hunt. Its a good step if implement, by AAP Government as these channels not just reported the news, now-a-days they are making Judgments on the same show and misinforming the m. Exactly opposite to what they should be doing.
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                                      IML sood
                                      Mar 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm
                                      Again a futile exercise just to waste public money and attempt to earn cheap publicity.This is something beyond their judiction and competence but Kujli and his Aaptard can't leave any opportunity to come in limelight but alas their time to fool the people is over and no one yes no one believe them as they have proved liar and jokers in many recent cases in which tried such tricks.
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                                        Jim
                                        Mar 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm
                                        And will Mr batlawaal investigate who raised those seditious and anti-national slogans? probably not as his vote bank will get bankrupted
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                                          Jay
                                          Mar 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm
                                          this newspaper is on the payrolls of Italian lobby and communists
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                                            RSS.TERRORISM
                                            Mar 7, 2016 at 11:58 am
                                            RSS grooms young brahmins into terrorists and names that as ABVP(All Brahmins, Varmints and Perverts).
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