Amid anti-CAA protests, Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday clarified that video of the incident showing policemen vandalizing vehicles isn't from the state but from Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur.
The city's police superintendent said they're probing the case, adding, "Instead of tweeting the video with the focus that it relates to Jabalpur, UP Police could've simply stated it doesn't relate to UP."
The opposition BJP in Madhya Pradesh demanded that the Congress government in the state come clear over this latest development.
In the video, which was possibly shot on December 20 (when ant-NRC and CAA protesters indulged in violence in Jabalpur), the cops wearing helmets and other anti-riot gear and wielding lathis had seen damaging private vehicles parked in the parking space of a multi-storied building as well as vehicles parked outside adjoining houses.
According to informed sources, the video possibly had shot in the Gohalpur police station area of Jabalpur, which was the nucleus of Friday’s violence.
Importantly, curfew got clamped in four police station areas of Jabalpur town after violence reportedly by anti-NRC and CAA protesters, including minors and teenagers. More than 10 cops got hurt in the violence in Jabalpur on Friday. Curfew had lifted three days later on Monday.