The district administration and police have not ruled out the possibility of riots being pre-planned by anti-social elements. This angle gains weight as video footage of two youth on motorcycles inciting mob was captured in Bhannanapurwa. Empty shells of a restricted bore and country-made weapons were also recovered by police from the same area. To contradict this statement by Kanpur DM, IG of Kanpur police termed Kanpur riots as accident. Zee News is the highly popular Hindi News channel of India’s largest television network ZMCL.