FSL transcribing footage of Amnesty event to identify sloganeers

FSL transcribing footage of Amnesty event to identify sloganeers

FSL transcribing footage of Amnesty event to identify sloganeers

 The transcription of unedited video footage of ‘Broken Families’, an event organised by Amnesty International India (AII) at the United Theological College on Millers Road on August 13, is in progress at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

It may take some time for the FSL to submit the script to the city police.“The police had sent the video footage to the FSL. The report is yet to come. The transcript of what was spoken during the event will help the police arrive at a conclusion regarding the charges and the allegations,” Additional Commissioner of Police (West) KSR Charan Reddy told DH.

The police would take the help of language experts if certain texts were vague and ambiguous.

The FSL report would also help the police establish the identity of the persons and the nature of the slogans they raised, he added. Meanwhile, the JC Nagar police have questioned about 25 people, including four representatives of AII, in connection with the incident. 

The police were in the process of reconstructing the entire event to ascertain how things unfolded. “The police have not come across any evidence so far to prove the sedition charge against Amnesty International India. However, the investigation is still under progress,” Reddy added. The police may drop the sedition charge while preparing the final report, if there is no evidence.

Plaint against BJP general secretary

The Indian Youth Congress state unit on Thursday lodged a complaint with the SJ Park police seeking action against the BJP state unit general secretary Ravi Kumar for making life threats to DCP (East) N Satheesh Kumar.

The BJP had organised a protest rally against Amnesty International India on August 24 for organising the ‘Broken Families’ event. During the protest, Ravi Kumar provoked his party workers to make life threats to the DCP. Senior officers had been informed about the complaint. Action would be taken based on the directions of the senior officers, said the police.

The IYC state unit general secretary told DH: “The DCP had ordered the lat­hicharge to ensure law and order. The BJP leaders have given statements against the DCP which is not right. Hence, a complaint was lodged.”

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