The video grab and images of police checking youngsters' phones for drug-related chats are now an internet sensation all over the country. Almost every social media platform and media house are criticizing and expressing their sarcastic awe of how the police can indulge in this activity breaching a citizen's privacy.
The City Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar, finally decided to say something about the whole issue spreading like wildfire and expressed that the video is a part of the police checking people's phones at a crime scene. The latter used a similar justification to clarify hundreds of people on social media who questioned this act by the police. The commissioner also explained how this video was taken post a crime scene and how digital evidence is vital in finding the perpetrators of the crime, and that's what the police were doing.
Anjani Kumar explained how the video creating waves in social media is fake and how people should be cautious before making unnecessary stuff so viral. However, many people are choosing to differ from the statement made by the city commissioner and call it an attempt to cover up for the act that is openly breaching people's privacy.
Data researcher Srinivas Kodali, one of the first to break this video on Twitter, explained that police were using WhatsApp's option of searching chats and typed the word ganja to find any clues to pin people.
Other top cops are also making statements similar to that of Anjani Kumar. But, still, people are unwilling to buy those claims and believe what they see to be very accurate as this activity which usually happens with celebrities, is now happening to regular people.