NEW DELHI: Police on Saturday said a CBI laboratory had found to be authentic the raw video footage of the controversial January 9 event at JNU that they had obtained from a Hindi news channel.
Earlier, the police had sent four videos recorded by a mobile phone to a Gandhinagar-based CFSL for authentication. They were also found to be genuine. “The CBI lab sent a report to Delhi Police’s Special Cell on June 8 saying the raw footage was authentic,” a source said. Special Commissioner Arvind Deep confirmed the receipt of report. The Delhi government had sent seven video clippings of the same event to the Hyderabad-based Truth Labs, which found two of them manipulated. Police maintained that the FIR into the matter was registered on the basis of the raw video footage, and not on the clippings aired on TV channels. They had claimed that in the raw video, a group of students led by Umar Khalid were seen raising anti-India slogans, 21 of which were mentioned in an interim report filed a few days later.