Amnesty event: cops question ABVP leader, two others

Amnesty event: cops question ABVP leader, two others

Activist not sure if slogans were raised against Indian Army, say police

Amnesty event: cops question ABVP leader, two others

The Bengaluru police on Friday questioned three people, including Jayaprakash, the organising secretary of the ABVP’s Bengaluru unit, in connection with ‘Broken Families’, an event that was organised by Amnesty International India on August 13 at the United Theological College on Miller Road here.

“Jayaprakash and two other ABVP activists were summoned to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (JC Nagar sub-division) on Friday. The police questioned Jayaprakash. The questioning would resume on Saturday. The two other ABVP workers did not turn up. They are likely to appear before the ACP on Saturday,” Additional Commissioner of Police (West) KSR Charan Reddy told DH

Apart from the three ABVP activists, the police had served notices on two others who were present at the event. They appeared before the police and stated that the situation went out of control when the programme was about to conclude.

Their statements were recorded, said the police. According to the police, Jayaprakash had drafted the police complaint based on the accounts of a few from the audience at the event. He told the police that he was not present inside the hall. He was not sure if slogans were raised against the Indian Army, said the police.

“A few journalists and video journalists were present at the venue. They can approach the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Jayachamarajendra Nagar sub-division) if they volunteer to record their statement,” Reddy said.

The police have sent viodeographs of the event to Forensic Science Laboratory to ascertain the authenticity of the videos, said a senior officer.

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