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Jahangirpuri: Arrestees to be clicked to compare with CCTV footage

Jahangirpuri: Arrestees to be clicked to compare with CCTV footage

New Delhi: The arrestees of the Jahangiripuri violence case were taken to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) by the Delhi Police to take their photographs to compare with CCTV footage and videos, officials informed on Thursday. The photos will be clicked on the same angles as the footage police recovered, PTI reported.

The procedure was done after the court issued permission. The police said that a facial recognition tool was used to arrest many of the accused.

Recently, police arrested two more persons- Saddam Khan and Sanwar Malik, alias Kalia – in relation to the incident.

Regarding the case, the police arrested 37 people and two minors and filed a charge sheet against the adults.

A senior police officer said, "The initial investigation was conducted through local intelligence. Locals have also helped in the identification of the accused persons. To make it technically very strong evidence, we got the order from the court and got pictures clicked through the FSL. The photographs will be matched with the available videos."

"We took the accused from jail to the FSL unit and got them photographed in the same pose in which they were seen in the videos. The FSL is an expert unit at this. The report is yet to come," he added.

The Delhi Police, on July 14, filed a charge sheet against 45 people in the case related to Jahangirpuri violence before a court here under various charges, including criminal conspiracy and Arms Act.

The prosecution said 20 out of 37 accused persons were arrested after being captured in CCTV footage/viral videos, and the help of technology has been taken for the identification of accused persons.

"We had issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against eight people. Out of the eight, two accused have been arrested after the charge sheet was submitted on July 14. A total of 39 people have been arrested so far, and two juveniles have been apprehended in connection with the incident. Six people are yet to be arrested," the officer added.

In April, Hindu and Muslim groups clashed with each during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri, in which eight police personnel and a local resident were injured.

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