CBI lab reportedly finds JNU raw footage authentic


Delhi Police has claimed that the CBI forensic lab has found the raw video footage of the controversial 9 February JNU event, which became the basis of filing of a sedition case against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and two others, “authentic.”

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According to PTI report, the police further said that the raw footage of the event, obtained from a Hindi news channel, was sent to the CBI forensic lab in Delhi for examination along with camera, memory card, a CD containing the clip, wires and other equipment.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) AISA`s candidates Shehla Rashid Shora, Vice President, Rama Naga, General Secretary and AISFs Kanhaiya Kumar elected as President, pose during a photo call, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, on September 13, 2015 in New Delhi, India. RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won a seat in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) polls after 14 years. ABVP outshone its opponents by huge margins and swept the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections this year despite predictions of a tough four-corner fight. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

“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.

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

This finding is in sharp contradiction with the report of Hyderabad-based Truth Labs, which had found two of the seven clips to be doctored.

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Arvind Kejriwal led government had then ordered action against the three news channels for allegedly broadcasting doctored videos on the JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

Reacting to the Delhi Police’s claims, AAP’s Ashutosh asked media reporting the CBI lab report to first verify if was the same video that the Delhi government had found questionable.

He said, “Another lie. After beef in Dadri, now JNU video. PRESS is not asking which video. Just running lies.”