The Delhi High Court has instructed the police to confiscate mobile phones belonging to members of two WhatsApp groups that they allegedly used to coordinate the January 5 mafia attack against JNU students and teachers. The police have been instructed to summon people who are part of one or both groups and confiscate their phones as part of the investigation into the horrible attack that left 34 people injured. The court has also asked Google and WhatsApp to act in accordance with the law and to preserve and provide all the data (messages, photos, etc.) requested by the police as part of their investigation into the attack.
Judge Brijesh Sethi of the Delhi High Court also told Dr. Pramod Kumar, the Registrar of the UNJ, to cooperate and provide the police with all requested information, after yesterday he was told that the university had not yet responded. to police notices.
On Monday, the court issued notices to WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and Apple Inc. after three JNU professors sought to preserve relevant data and information related to violence. He also asked for answers from the police and the government.
WhatsApp had told the court that it had no access to the messages because its encryption system from beginning to end contained that only messages and data could be accessed through the mobile phone that sent the information or those who received it.
In their guilty plea, the three professors, Ameet Parameswaran, Shukla Sawant and Atul Sood, had requested data from two groups ‘Unity Against the Left’ and ‘Friends of RSS’, which the authorities believe is related to the attack of the mafia.
The appeal also became important after it emerged that CCTV images, of 135 cameras installed on the 1,000-acre campus, were not immediately available due to a damaged computer server at the university.
Three days ago, police said they had identified about 37 members of the 60-member ‘Unity Against the Left’ group; 10 of them were not current students of the UNJ, said the police, who had previously admitted that they were looking for evidence in social media publications.
The Delhi police, who were criticized for their conduct during the attack, the students of the prestigious university of Delhi alleged that the police “did nothing” to stop it, they have not arrested anyone since the violence of January 5.
On Monday they interrogated the leader of the JNU student union Aishe Ghosh, who was seriously injured in the attack and sexually harassed in the attack, for allegations of vandalism in the computer server room in the hours leading up to the violence of the mafia.
Ms. Ghosh was named among nine suspects who, according to police, had carried out the violence.
Groups of students backed by the left and the ABVP linked to BJP, both investigated by the Delhi police, accused each other of violence.