The police have denied any communal angle and said the cab driver Alam's murder was due to the clash between him and the passengers over the fare.
An FIR was lodged in the Badarpur police station under IPC sections 302(murder) and 394(voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery). Sabir said that he asked Badalpur police to include the content of the audio in the FIR, but they assured that after investigating the audio, they would add it. Central Noida Deputy Commissioner of Police Harish Chander said that as per the chant Jai Shri Ram is concerned, the passengers were drinking and were speaking to the peanut hawker when the vehicle had stopped somewhere on the way to Delhi. The conversation was not between the victim and the passengers. He added that in the entire 40-minute long audio, after saying Jai Sri Ram, the people in the cab spoke for some time and sounded that they were having fun and laughing.