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Delhi government serves legal notice to TV channels for airing Kanhaiya’s ‘doctored’ videos

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed CPI(M) and JD(U) leaders that “legal notices” have been served to media houses which allegedly aired doctored videos of JNU students raising anti-national slogans on the night of February 9.

Kanhaiya with kejrival-AV

However, it is learnt that the government is planning to file a complaint under Section 200 of the CRPC seeking action against the television channels.

The delegation of CPI(M)-JD(U) leaders Monday called on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to take action against organisations which had allegedly used doctored videos “to create frenzy of anti-nationals” at JNU.

A forensic probe ordered by Delhi government on certain footages of the February 9 JNU event, in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised, found that two of the videos were “manipulated” where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.

The move comes after the magistrate report on the controversial JNU event said that no ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised and words inciting violence were doctored, said sources.

According to the sources, the two doctored videos are of February 9 and February 11. The reports said a TV reporter was called to JNU event by the BJP youth wing ABVP.

The Delhi government has ordered its legal counsel to move court against three news channels who allegedly doctored the tapes of the February 9 incident at Jawaharlal Nehru University where alleged anti-national slogans were raised.

The delegation thanked Kejriwal for the probe and sought action against the organisations concerned based on the findings of enquiry into the clips, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

“We went to thank him for organising magisterial enquiry which has clearly shown the tapes were doctored. Secondly, on the basis of his (Kejriwal’s) own enquiry that the tapes were doctored, they should now proceed for action against the organisations that used these doctored tapes to create this sort of a frenzy of anti-national against JNU as a whole and against the students,” Yechury said after the meeting.

He said Kejriwal assured the delegation of action into the matter.

“He (Kejriwal) said notices have already been served to some media houses which have done this mischief,” Yechury said. Besides Yechury, JD(U) MP K C Tyagi was part of the delegation that met Kejriwal.

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