Parliament security breach: Key conspirator Lalit Mohan Jha arrested by Delhi Police

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Parliament security breach: Key conspirator Lalit Mohan Jha arrested by Delhi Police – Gudstory

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Delhi Police arrested Lalit Mohan Jha, the absconding accused of Parliament security violation, on Thursday. Neighbors of Lalit Jha, the alleged mastermind of the Parliament security breach, were surprised to see his photographs on news channels, and remembered him as a reserved man who rarely engaged with the community in Kolkata’s Burrabazar.

The four persons arrested in connection with the security breach at Parliament have been charged under anti-terrorism law UAPA, besides sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Police have registered a terrorism case against four people who were arrested after two of them jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber and blew smoke inside Parliament in a major security breach, leading to suspension of eight Delhi Police personnel. It has been done.

A day after more details emerged on Thursday about what Delhi Police said was a “planned attack on Parliament”, police sources said raids were being conducted at multiple locations in search of Lalit Jha. Suspected to be the main conspirator.

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack on Wednesday, two men – Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D – jumped from the public gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber during Zero Hour, released yellow smoke from canisters and raised slogans. Before being overpowered by the MPs.

Around the same time, two other people, including a woman, raised slogans and released yellow smoke from canisters outside the Parliament complex, following which the police arrested both of them.

Meanwhile, the other four accused in the Parliament security breach case – Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Amol Shinde and Neelam Devi – have been sent to seven days’ police custody for questioning. While the police had sought 15 days of custodial interrogation of him, the court sent him to police custody for seven days.

The accused have been charged under the anti-terrorism law UAPA.

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Published: 14 Dec 2023, 10:46 PM IST

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