Videos of vandalizing cops during Jallikattu protests to be scrutinised

Chennai city police said the videos showing policemen setting fire to and damaging property during the last phase of jallikattu protest would be investigated.

Published: 25th January 2017 03:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2017 03:55 AM   |  A+A-

People protest to end SC ban on Jallikattu.| EPS

Jallikattu protest

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chennai city police said on Tuesday the videos showing policemen setting fire to and damaging property during the last phase of jallikattu protest would be investigated by the cyber cell, Central Crime Branch.


The statement added that the veracity of the videos and the photos would be verified by the cyber cell to see if the perpetrators were police personnel.


The statement also said a total of 170 persons were taken into custody in connection with the violence on Monday. The statement added that detailed investigation of the photographic and video footages available with the police and the media of various incidents was being done to identify the miscreants who had indulged in the violence. ‘Bad characters’ who were likely to disrupt public order were taken into preventive custody.


Police ensured normalcy was restored and the traffic situation had also normalised on all roads except Kamarajar Salai. Security arrangements were strengthened on Tuesday to prevent untoward incidents and patrolling was done all over the city.


The statement urged the public not to believe any rumours on social media about the disruption of traffic or congregation of miscreants.



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