Police files chargesheet against 6 in Parliament security breach case

New Delhi : The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet before a court against six accused in connection with the Parliament security breach case.

The 1000-page chargesheet under the stringent UAPA was filed at Delhi’s Patiala House Court against the six accused.

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, two people had jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery and opened canisters that emitted a yellow-coloured smoke, triggering panic among the MPs on December 13 last year.

Six persons — Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Amol Dhanraj Shinde, Neelam Azad, Lalit Jha and Mahesh Kumawat — have been arrested in the case.

The Delhi Police had registered a case at Parliament Street police station on the complaint made by a security officer in the Lok Sabha.

The investigation of the case was later on transferred from the Parliament Street police station to the Counter Intelligence Unit of Special Cell, New Delhi.

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

During the proceedings, the Delhi Police’s counsel informed the court that sanctions for prosecution under relevant provisions of the IPC and UAPA are awaited for which a supplementary chargesheet would be filed in the next two weeks.

The court has listed the matter for filing of the supplementary charge sheet on July 15. The court also extended the judicial custody of all the six accused till July 15 after they were produced on expiry of their custody.