JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar sedition case: CBI lab finds raw footage of video ‘authentic’

The raw footage of the JNU event which led to the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, obtained from a Hindi news channel, was sent to the CBI forensic lab for examination along with camera, memory card, and other equipment.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2016 10:49 am
Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus on March 3, 2015. (Reuters) Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus on March 3, 2015. (Source: Reuters)

The raw video footage of the controversial February 9 JNU event, on which a sedition case was registered against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and two others, has been found to be “authentic” by the CBI forensic lab, police claimed today.

The raw footage of the event, obtained from a Hindi news channel, was sent to the CBI forensic lab here for examination along with camera, memory card, a CD containing the clip, wires and other equipment, they said.

“The CBI lab sent a report to Delhi Police’s Special Cell on June 8 saying the raw footage was authentic,” a police source said.

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Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep confirmed the receipt of report but did not divulge the details.

Earlier, Delhi Police had sent four video clips of the event to Gandhinagar-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) which in its report, in May, had said that they were genuine.

However, a Delhi government-ordered probe, into a set of seven video clippings of the controversial event sent to the Hyderabad-based Truth Labs, had found two clips to be manipulated while others as genuine.

Police, however, maintained that the FIR into the matter was registered on the basis of the raw video footage, obtained from a news channel on a CD, and not on the clippings which were aired on TV channels.

In the FIR, police had claimed that in the video a group of students, led by JNU student Umar Khalid, could be seen raising anti-India slogans, 21 of which were mentioned in an interim report filed a few days later into the case.

Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested in February and later granted bail in the case, which is now being probed by Delhi Police’s anti-terrorism unit Special Cell.

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  1. Rajesh Natrajan
    Jun 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm
    we know CBI is working for RSS and BJP
    1. H
      Jun 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm
      He must be fake topper of Bihar education, why he is still in university?
      1. D
        Jun 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm
        Not to forget, Kanya also has earlier proved he is the leader and role model of "secular" parties, by urinating in public in the University in front of a female student. Such behviour qualified him to be chosen as president of union. Now he has just proved he has more anti national credentials to be projected as future leader of the country. For "secular" parties, Kanya is role model leader, and for Kanya, the role models are Ykub Mmon, Kesb, Afs Guru. It will not be surprise if Kanya is chosen as the PM candidate of "secular" - meaning anti national - elements.
        1. G
          Aug 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm
          No wonder, people like you will demand that 2019 parliamentary elections should be monitored by some foreign agency, as you have no faith in Indian Consutional Insutions ECI.
          1. J
            Jun 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm
            Kanhya has proved that he is anti national, thereby "secular". The Media Pressutes now have genuine reason to promote him as a "leader". Now "Secular" parties such as Con Party will proudly put put big pictures of Kanhaya along with the party's owners and National - 2G, Coalgate, CWG, Agusta - looters on election posters, luring anti-national communities to vote for them. The B Team of the Con Party, Commies will invite Kanhya to deliver talks on meetings. The Con Party TVs will select him has Youth of the Year.
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