Expertise Used Extensively To Probe Delhi Riots Circumstances: Delhi Police Chief

The Delhi Police chief mentioned 231 accused had been arrested on the idea of CCTV footage. (File)

New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava immediately mentioned expertise was used extensively to research over 750 instances associated to the northeast Delhi riots that led to the arrest of over 200 folks.

Addressing the annual press convention at Delhi Police headquarters, Mr Shrivastava mentioned 755 FIRs had been registered in reference to the riots and his drive ensured a “free and truthful” investigation.

violence had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship legislation supporters and protesters spiralled, leaving at the least 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured.

“You’re conscious of the riots which led to 53 deaths and 581 accidents. Riots reached its peak on February 24 and 25 final yr. A complete of 755 FIRs had been registered and we made it a degree that nobody had a grievance that their criticism was not acknowledged,” he mentioned. He mentioned three SITs had been fashioned to research the instances.

One of many case was registered to unearth the conspiracy behind the riots, which was investigated by the Particular Cell of the Delhi Police whereas the remaining instances had been investigated by northeast district, he mentioned.


Elaborating on using expertise, the Delhi Police chief mentioned 231 accused had been arrested on the idea of CCTV footage.

“Of them, 137 had been recognized via FRS (Facial Recognition System) when matched with legal data and remaining 94 had been via driving license images,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the investigation group used video analytics and FRS to analyse CCTV footage to determine the accused, retried deleted information from digital machine, used geo-location to establish the presence of the accused and drone mapping for crime scene reconstruction.

Use of DNA finger printing, e-Vahan database, facial recognition, fund circulation evaluation and forensic groups comprising bodily, chemical, organic and ballistic evaluation of movies and pictures via open sources had been additionally used to research the instances, he added.

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