Pro-Pak slogans: Police serve notice to four
Mangaluru: The Mangaluru City Police have intensified their investigation into a Facebook live video, purportedly showing a person raising pro-Pakistan slogans during a celebration by Congress supporters in the city. They have served notices to four people in this regard. Meanwhile, to verify voices of the people in the live video, the footage has been sent to Truth Labs, an independent forensic science lab.
Speaking to TOI, the officer investigating the case said that after a complaint was filed, they have sent notices to four suspects who are in the video, to appear before the police, to take their statements. The officer mentioned that they have not been able to identify the voices, as the sound is not clear, and many people can be heard shouting different slogans. “We have also sought help from Facebook to provide some necessary details for voice verification,” he said.
Commenting on why video samples have been sent to private labs rather than a government agency, the officer said they want immediate reports in the matter, as the case is sensitive in nature. The 139-second video, which is now deleted, was recorded live after B S Yedyurappa stepped down as chief minister. To celebrate it, Congress workers, led by former MLA J R Lobo, held a vijayostava in front of the DKDCC office in the evening.
The original video, remastered to highlight the purported slogan, runs for 80 seconds. The person highlighting the mastered video rewinds to the portion where this alleged slogan is heard. The police added that soon after a case was registered, netizens have stopped sharing the video. Sharing the video will attract penal action.