Accused of Parliament security breach charged under anti-terrorism law

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Accused of Parliament security breach charged under anti-terrorism law – Gudstory

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Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Neelam and Amol Shinde, accused in the Parliament security breach, have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Delhi Police told the court on Thursday that ‘the security breach in Parliament is a planned attack.’

Delhi Police on Thursday produced the four accused arrested for intruding into Parliament in a special court here and sought their 15-day remand. Prosecutors charged the four arrested with terrorism, saying they tried to create fear. The court also sent the four accused to police custody for seven days.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has registered a case under sections 16 (punishment for terrorist act) and 18 (punishment for conspiracy, etc.) of UAPA and sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 452 (trespass), 153 (intentional provocation) of IPC. Have registered. Intent to incite riot at Sansad Marg police station), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack, two men – Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D – jumped from the audience gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber, released yellow smoke from canisters and raised slogans before being caught. By some MPs and monitoring and ward staff.

Around the same time, two other accused – Amol Shinde and Neelam Devi – also sprayed colored gas from canisters shouting “dictatorship will not last” outside the Parliament complex.

Sagar, Manoranjan, Amol and Neelam were immediately taken into custody, while their associate Vishal, at whose house the accused had stayed before reaching Parliament, was later detained from Gurugram.

Main conspirator Lalit Jha is absconding. Officials said Delhi Police is conducting raids to nab Lalit, who is a teacher by profession and is considered the mastermind of the security breach.

Inspired by the revolutionary martyr Bhagat Singh, Kolkata resident Lalit and others were highly inspired to do work that could attract the attention of the nation.

According to an official associated with the investigation, all six people joined the Bhagat Singh fan page on Facebook after coming in contact with each other on social media.

All four accused – Sagar Sharma (26), Manoranjan D (34), Amol Shinde (25) and Neelam Devi (37) – were examined at the Diplomatic Security Force office in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

Earlier in the day, eight security personnel deputed for Parliament security were suspended for their negligence amid security violations.

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Published: 14 Dec 2023, 06:49 PM IST


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