Parliament security breach case: Delhi Police files charge sheet against six accused

The court also extended the judicial custody of all the six accused till 15 July after they were produced on expiry of their custody.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 07, 2024 | 2:12 PM Updated Jun 07, 2024 | 2:12 PM

Parliament security breach: Accused Neelam outside the Parliament. (Screengrab)

The Delhi Police on Friday, 7 June, filed a charge sheet before a court here against six accused in the Parliament security breach case.

The 1000-page charge sheet under the stringent UAPA was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Hardeep Kaur against Manoranjan D, Lalit Jha, Amol Shinde, Mahesh Kumawat, Sagar Sharma, and Neelam Azad.

The final report was filed under the relevant sections of the UAPA and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Special public prosecutor Akhand Pratap Singh also submitted before the court that sanctions for prosecution under section 186 IPC and under section 13 of UAPA are awaited for which a supplementary charge sheet will be filed within a period of two weeks.

The court has listed the matter for filing of the supplementary charge sheet on 15 July.

The court also extended the judicial custody of all the six accused till 15 July after they were produced on expiry of their custody.

In January, the accused alleged before the court that, they were being tortured by Delhi Police to claim they have associations with national parties.

“Accused persons were tortured/given electric shocks to sign and confess (to) the commission of crime under the UAPA and their association with national political parties,” they told the court.

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The incident

On 13 December, two people — Sagar Sharma and Karnataka man Manoranjan D — jumped into the well of the Lok Sabha chamber from the visitors’ gallery, shouted slogans like “Tanashahi nahi chalegi” (Dictatorship will not be allowed), and released yellow smoke from canisters that triggered panic and chaos in the House.

The accused visitors at the gallery, who obtained passes from BJP MP Pratap Simha from Karnataka, committed the offence supposedly to register their protest against the government.

Outside the Parliament, Amol Shinde and Neelam Azad released smoke cannisters and raised slogans. They were arrested as well. Later, Lalit Jha and his associate Mahesh Kumawat were also arrested.

The accused told the police that their objective was to protest to garner attention to the Manipur fallout, unemployment issue, and farmers’ crisis in the country.

CISF to take over

On 20 May, the officials informed, that more than 3,300 CISF personnel will take over the complete counterterrorism and anti-sabotage security duties at the Parliament complex, following the withdrawal of over 1,400 CRPF staff.

A total of 3,317 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are being inducted to secure both the old and new Parliament buildings and the associated structures in this complex located in central Delhi after the government directed it to take over the task from the CRPF following the 13 December security breach incident of last year, a senior officer told PTI.

Also Read: 3,300 CISF contingent to take full charge of Parliament security from 20 May; CRPF exits

(With PTI inputs)