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Delhi police tracking attackers using Facebook

delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2011 23:51 IST
Faizan Haider
Faizan Haider
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi Police have found a new informer in the social networking site Facebook. The website is being used by the police to trace the accused who entered into a scuffle with Anna supporters outside the Patiala House Court on Thursday.

For this purpose, a team of Delhi Police are keeping a close watch on the Facebook profile of Tejender Pal Singh Bagga, one of the three people who were arrested for assaulting Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday.

According to the police, there are regular updates on his profile and someone is posting pictures of their group members regularly. “We have identified 10 members of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena from Bagga’s profile, who were involved in the scuffle outside the Patiala House Court,” a police officer said.

Bagga’s profile has been flooded with messages from those who are justifying the attack on Bhushan and Anna’s supporters. “The profile has some old photographs where the same group is seen attacking other activists. These photographs tell us that they are regular offenders,” the officer added.

The police said that they will now initiate the process of arresting them. “We have asked for the footage from the news channel and have some photographs of the incident. In this age of technology, we have to develop new methods to get hold of culprits,” the officer added.

Bagga, president of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena and its vice-president Vishnu Gupta were arrested from near Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on Thursday.

Sources said that the duo spent the entire night at the gurudwara. The police said Bagga and Gupta, along with Inder Verma, Delhi president of Sri Ram Sena, had attacked Bhushan. The police will now use these photographs as proof in court as the group itself has accepted its involvement in attacks on other social activists.

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