Parliament Security Breach: What is intruders’ connection with Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh? Read here

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, two persons on Wednesday jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery and opened canisters that emitted a yellow-colored smoke, triggering panic among the MPs

Livemint
First Published14 Dec 2023, 10:07 AM IST
Parliament security breach: An India TV video grab shows the scenes inside the Lok Sabha after an unidentified man jumped from the visitors’ gallery, evaded MPs, and released colored smoke.
Parliament security breach: An India TV video grab shows the scenes inside the Lok Sabha after an unidentified man jumped from the visitors’ gallery, evaded MPs, and released colored smoke.

A major security breach took place inside the Lok Sabha when two intruders entered the House chamber from the visitor gallery during Zero Hour on the 22nd anniversary of the Parliament terror attack. The duo, identified as Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D, released yellow gas from canisters and shouted slogans before being overpowered by MPs.

Simultaneously, two individuals including a woman, sprayed colored gas and shouted slogans "tanashahi nahi chalegi" outside the Parliament premises. These two accused have been identified as Amol Shinde and Neelam Devi, police said, adding that the four were part of a group of six people who planned the incident.

A case has been under IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 452 (trespass), 153 (wantonly giving provocation, with intent to cause riot), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and UAPA sections 16 and 18 at the Parliament Street police station.

Parliament Security Breach: What is Bhagat Singh's connection? 

On Thursday, police sources said that the main conspirator in Wednesday's Parliament security breach is someone else, as per the initial investigation. The accused had conducted a recce outside the parliament beforehand, sources told PTI. 

Police sources mentioned that all accused were associated with a social media page ‘Bhagat Singh Fan Club.’ 

"Everyone met in Mysore about one and a half years ago. Sagar came from Lucknow in July but could not enter the Parliament House. On December 10, one by one, everyone reached Delhi from their respective states. They gathered near India Gate, where colored crackers were distributed to everyone," sources added. 

Also Read: Live updates on Parliament security breach

Media reports stated that Sagar and Amol shouted slogans of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ and ‘Bhagat Singh Amar Rahe’ while throwing the canisters in the Parliament on Wednesday. 

In an Instagram post before the Parliament security breach on Wednesday, Sagar wrote, "Jeete ya hare, par koshish to zaruri hai (Making an effort is important whether you win or lose)."

“Dreams are beautiful if there is beauty in life. They serve as a constant reminder of why we are here, day or night. Life is meaningless without dreams, and giving up on your dreams is even more pointless,” he wrote in another post in Hindi. 

Similarly, Neelam Devi also appeared to be active on X (formerly Twitter) on November 11. “There ought to be a 50% reservation for women in the Legislative Assembly and Parliament. Why not the Legislative Assembly and Parliament have a 50% female reservation, as is the case in Haryana's Gram Panchayats?” she wrote in Hindi. 

“By attacking bhai (brother) Chandershekhar Azad, it has been proven that whoever raises the voice for the rights of the Dalits and the underprivileged can be killed to suppress their voice. Democracy is being murdered. Criminals should be given strict punishment, (Azad) should be given security,” she once wrote on the microblogging site as seen by India Today. 

The social media profiles of Neelam and Sagar reflected that both show their admiration towards freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:14 Dec 2023, 10:07 AM IST
HomeNewsIndiaParliament Security Breach: What is intruders’ connection with Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh? Read here

Most Active Stocks

Tata Steel

172.30
03:59 PM | 8 JUL 2024
-2.45 (-1.4%)

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

299.25
03:59 PM | 8 JUL 2024
11.05 (3.83%)

Bharat Electronics

334.15
03:48 PM | 8 JUL 2024
10.15 (3.13%)

Indian Oil Corporation

170.15
03:59 PM | 8 JUL 2024
-1 (-0.58%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Fertilizers & Chemicals Travan

1,115.80
03:51 PM | 8 JUL 2024
98.65 (9.7%)

One 97 Communications

472.05
03:59 PM | 8 JUL 2024
35.45 (8.12%)

Indian Railway Finance Corporation

202.10
03:58 PM | 8 JUL 2024
13.8 (7.33%)

IRCON International

326.90
03:56 PM | 8 JUL 2024
19.15 (6.22%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    74,093.0073.00
    Chennai
    74,819.000.00
    Delhi
    74,819.00290.00
    Kolkata
    74,674.00-145.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L-0.17
    Kolkata
    104.95/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanMint Shorts