Parliament Security Breach: Police Custody Of 4 Accused Extended By 15 Days

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court has extended the custodial remand of four individuals – Manoranjan, Neelam, Sagar, and Anmol – to the Special Cell of Delhi Police for an additional 15 days, until January 5, 2024, in connection with the Parliament security breach case.

The incident, which occurred on December 13, involved two youths breaching security protocols by jumping into the Lok Sabha chamber during Zero Hour, releasing smoke cans, and raising slogans.

Earlier today, the Counter Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Special Cell brought all six accused to reenact the events, aligning their versions with the sequence of the breach. The accused had formed a WhatsApp group with 7-8 members to coordinate their plan, sharing details of the conspiracy to breach multiple security levels and enter Parliament.

The Special Cell is collaborating with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to retrieve the email used by one of the accused. The six individuals underwent intense questioning in different units of the Special Cell, with joint interrogation by the CIU on Wednesday.

The security breach, coinciding with the 22nd anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack, sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber, while Neelam and Amol protested outside with similar gas canisters. All four were arrested on the scene and remanded to Special Cell custody for seven days.

Delhi Police are actively working to have the accused’s destroyed SIM card reissued to access the email account. Additionally, the Special Cell has deployed six teams to locations connected to the accused in Lucknow, Mysuru, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Haryana to uncover more leads.

Investigation details disclosed that the accused ordered two pairs of special shoes in Lucknow, as they discovered that visitors’ shoes at the new Parliament were not checked, providing an opportunity to conceal smoke cans.

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