NFSU specialists be part of Delhi Police in probing Republic Day violence

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A crew of cyber specialists from Gandhinagar-based National Forensic Science University (GFSU) is becoming a member of the Delhi Police within the investigation into the violence that erupted at Red Fort on Republic Day amid a tractor rally taken out by farmers.

According to a senior official of NFSU, the six-member crew led by Professor Digvijaysinh Rathod, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at NFSU with specialisation in cyber safety and digital forensics, arrived in Delhi on Sunday after they have been requested help by Delhi Police.

Violent clashes have been reported between Delhi Police personnel and protesters on January 26 at numerous areas of Delhi after the the Republic Day perform. The tractor rally was held within the wake of ongoing protests by farmers towards the three new farm legal guidelines.

One protesting farmer died after he allegedly met with an accident and over 150 Delhi Police personnel have been reportedly injured. After the incident, Delhi Police registered 25 FIRs, which included names of over 30 farmer leaders.

Delhi Police has sought the assistance of GFSU with digital proof resembling CCTV footage.

Speaking to The Indian Express, a senior official of NFSU stated, “There are cyber experts, CCTV footage analysis experts and social media analysis experts in the six-member team that visited the Red Fort and other places in Delhi on Sunday to help in the investigation.”