JNU Violence: HC issues notice to WhatsApp, Google, Apple on plea seeking to preserve data

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JNU Violence: HC issues notice to WhatsApp, Google, Apple on plea seeking to preserve data

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Apple, Whatsapp, Google, Delhi Police on petition of three JNU professors seeking to preserve CCTV footage, whatsapp conversations and other evidences related to January 5 violence at the university campus.

The Delhi Police told the High Court that it has asked the JNU administration to preserve and hand over CCTV footage of the violence.

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The police also told the court that it has written to WhatsApp, asking it to preserve data, including messages, pictures and videos and phone numbers of members, of two groups — “Unity Against Left” and “Friends of RSS” — on which JNU violence was planned.

The matter, which was heard by Justice Brijesh Sethi, is now listed for hearing on Tuesday.

Three professors from JNU — Ameet Parameswaran, Atul Sood and Shukla Vinayak Sawant — had filed the petition and seeked necessary directions to the Delhi Police Commissioner and Delhi government. In their petition, the trio had also sought direction to the Delhi Police to retrieve all CCTV footage of JNU campus.

This comes days after the violence at the JNU that created a political turmoil in the country. In the violence on January 5, more than 30 students, inlcuding JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, were injured. They were admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Monday also said that it has identified that the masked woman who was seen in videos, saying that she is from Delhi University (DU). “SIT team has identified that the masked woman who was seen in videos of JNU violence is from Delhi University. She will be soon served notice to join the investigation,” Delhi Police — quoted by ANI — said.

Earlier, the Crime Branch had released the CCTV footages of the violence at the JNU campus and had accused JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh for attack at the Periyar hostel. The police had also observed that a “lot of misinformation related to these cases is being circulated.”

(With Agency Inputs) 

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