Gujarat forensic team examines areas where farmers, police clashedtext_fields
New Delhi: A team of six forensic experts from Gujarat arrived in the national capital on Sunday afternoon and examined areas in and around the ITO junction in central Delhi - one of the many spots that witnessed violence during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day.
The FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) team will also examine the 400-year-old Mughal-era Red Fort - the area that witnessed yet more violence on Tuesday after a group of protesters deviated from the agreed routes, swarmed into the national capital and climbed the ramparts of the monument to raise a Sikh religious flag. Protesters also vandalized the Red Fort, causing extensive damage to property.
The forensic team will help the Crime Branch identify the faces of the criminals from the videos obtained which will be then run through the face recognition system.
Police, on Tuesday who repeatedly appealed for peace and urged protesting farmers to stand down, had to resort to firing tear gas and baton to regain control.
The ITO junction was also the area where a protester died during the violence.
Delhi Police, which is handling the investigation into the violence, has filed 38 cases and arrested 84 people so far. The Crime Branch on Saturday told news agency PTI that it would also scour over 1,700 mobile phone video clips and CCTV footage to identify those involved in the violence.