Delhi Police to use scientific ways against those involved in violence
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police crime branch is seeking CCTV footage from traffic police, local police, National Highways Authority of India, Public Works Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and resident welfare associations at Najafgarh, Nangloi, NH-9, and other places where the January 26 violence took place, sources in the police told ANI.
Sources further informed that to identify the accused in these videos, the National Forensics University, Gujarat has been roped in. The two teams that have already reached Delhi will help the Crime Branch identify the faces of the criminals which will be then run through the Face recognition system. The sources, privy to the investigation, stated that they will identify the faces to crosscheck whether a particular person was there at the spot on the day the violence took place. Police have also recovered the dump data of various places.
The phone location of people including those seen in the videos is also being traced. Important things like whether the person was on a tractor or motorcycle, his whereabouts, and criminal background are being checked, sources added.
Sources further informed that notice will be sent to people who don’t have a criminal background but were a part of the violence and for people with criminal backgrounds, the police will conduct raids and arrest them.
The tractor’s registration number will be checked to confirm their presence on the day of violence in the national capital, sources added.
Sources confirmed that the police will also find out if any of the identified people are associated with the Khalistani movement
So far 59 look-out circulars have been issued and all of them have been sent a notice as well, as per the sources.
According to information furnished by the sources, forensic teams have so far inspected Ghazipur, Red Fort, and Nangloi in connection with the Republic Day violence. The remaining spots will be visited today by the forensic team where identifying tyre marks and collecting the vandalised articles will be on priority.
Reaction of PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the nation was shocked to witness the insult of the Tricolour on January 26.
The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing this years’ first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. “It seems a few days ago when we were giving each other auspicious wishes, then we celebrated Lohri, celebrated Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu. Festivals were celebrated in different parts of the country in this month. Today is the last day of January 2021. Are you too thinking, the way I am that 2021 had commenced just a few days ago? It just doesn’t feel that the entire month of January has passed by! This is what is termed as the speed of time,” PM Modi said in his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat.
“This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After initial hiccups, the Indian team bounced back gloriously and won the series in Australia. Our team’s hard work and teamwork was inspiring. In the midst of all this, the nation was shocked to witness the insult of the Tricolour on January 26. We have to fill the coming days with hope and novelty,” he added.
Prime Minister’s comments came in the aftermath of the violence on January 26 when farmers protesting against agriculture laws did not follow the prearranged route and broke barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police and vandalised property. They also entered the Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.
The next round of talks between the farmers and the Centre is scheduled for February 2.
During all party-meeting on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that the proposal of government given to farmers on January 22 still stands and should be communicated to all by the leaders of the political parties.
Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26, 2020, against the farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)