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Parliament security breach highlights: Opposition condemns suspension of 14 MPs from House

Parliament security breach LIVE: According to the police, the Lok Sabha security breach was well-coordinated and meticulously planned allegedly by six people. The parliamentary proceedings continued amid tightened security on Thursday

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: A day after a massive security breach, Parliament proceedings continued amid tightened security on Thursday. However, amid huge chaos, both the houses were adjourned till Friday. (Rahul Singh)Premium
Parliament security breach LIVE updates: A day after a massive security breach, Parliament proceedings continued amid tightened security on Thursday. However, amid huge chaos, both the houses were adjourned till Friday. (Rahul Singh)

Parliament security breach LIVE: A shocking incident happened in the Parliament on Wednesday wherein two people jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery during Zero Hour, released yellow gas from canisters, and shouted slogans before being overpowered by the MPs. Around the same time, two other accused also sprayed coloured gas from canisters while shouting "tanashahi nahi chalegi" outside Parliament premises. According to the police, the Lok Sabha security breach was well-coordinated and meticulously planned allegedly by six people, five of whom have been nabbed.

A case under anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was registered against all of them. The matter is being investigated by anti-terror unit special cell. 

The parliamentary proceedings continued amid tightened security on Thursday. Throughout the day, security forces remained on high alert. Every visitor inside the parliament was asked to show a valid entry pass and other credentials before entering the Parliament entry gates, A Delhi police personnel told PTI.

Amid huge chaos during the parliamentary proceedings, a total of 15 parliamentarians were suspended on Thursday. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Friday.

Here are the latest updates on the Parliament security breach:

15 Dec 2023, 06:33:55 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Opposition condemns suspension of 14 MPs from House

Opposition MPs condemned the suspension of 13 MPs from the Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha on Thursday, saying that it is the right of every elected public representative to ask questions.

The opposition MPs were demanding a statement in the House on Prime Minister Narednra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the Parliament security breach incident.

14 Dec 2023, 10:12:45 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'If they had weapons, God know..,' says Congress leader Banna Gupta

Parliament security breach LIVE: Jharkhand Minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta on Thursday said that it is the right of every elected public representative to ask questions. He also highlighted how things could have been worse if the trespassers would have carried weapons with them. 

"If they had weapons, God knows how many people would have died. This is a major failure and the Government & security agencies should have a review over this...It is unfortunate that people living in India insulted the Parliament by acting illegally there. They should be given stringent punishment," he told ANI.

14 Dec 2023, 09:34:44 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee shows photo of TMC MP with parliament security breach 

Parliament security breach LIVE: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Thursday presented a photograph of parliament security breach accused with that of TMC MP. 

While addressing the media she said, the mastermind of the whole plot was Lalit Jha and the police have been loking for him. The investigation is underway. "Lalit Jha has been missing since yesterday, he had everybody's phone. TMC MP can be seen with Lalit Jha," she told the media.

14 Dec 2023, 09:06:35 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Police release Vicky Sharma, wife Rakhi in evening after interrogating in the matter

Parliament security breach LIVE: The police, on Thursday evening, released Vickey Sharma and is wife Rakhi, who were detained by the Police in connection with the security breach.  

They were questioned about the five accused (4 arrested, 1 absconding) who had allegedly stayed at their residence. As per Delhi Police, both of them will have to appear before the Police for questioning whenever required, reported ANI.

14 Dec 2023, 08:06:37 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Why are they avoiding a statement? It is the failure of the Home Ministry, says Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala

Parliament security breach LIVE: Commenting on the parliament security breach that took place on Wednesday, Comgress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that whatever happens in the country should be reflected in the Parliament. He also asked why the government hasn't issued any statement regarding the incident.

"I thought that the Prime Minister or the Home Minister would come to the Parliament with a statement. Yes, the Parliament is under the Speaker, but it is under the government also. It is in the country. Whatever happens in this country should be reflected in the Parliamen. I don't know why they are avoiding that. Why are they avoiding a statement? It is the failure of the Home Ministry," he told ANI.

14 Dec 2023, 07:50:33 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: All the accused persons were produced before the special court of UAPA today, says Delhi Police lawyer

Parliament security breach LIVE: All the accused persons who have been arrested in the case were produced before the special court of UAPA and the court after hearing both the sides and considering the material which was available before the court, said Atul Shrivastava, lawyer for Delhi Police on Thursday.

The court has granted police custody for seven days to the accused persons.

14 Dec 2023, 07:20:54 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Accused charged under anti-terrorism law

Parliament security breach LIVE: Prime accused of the parliament security breach, Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Neelam, and Amol Shinde were charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Delhi Police on Thursday told the court that ‘Security breach in Parliament a well planned attack’. (Read full story)

14 Dec 2023, 07:15:53 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: The accused of Parliament security breach brought to Delhi Police Special Cell office

Delhi: The three accused of Parliament security breach were brought to Delhi Police Special Cell office on Thursday after Patiala House Court granted them seven-day custody of all the four accused to Delhi Police Special Cell.

14 Dec 2023, 06:28:41 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'There is no denying that there was a security breach, but..,' says Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Jethmalani

Parliament security breach LIVE: On being asked about the security breach, Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Jethmalani, on Thursday, said that there is no denying about the security breach in Parliament on Wednesday. But it will improve, as it happened for the first time.

“No matter how many security arrangements are made sometimes people slip through. The investigation will reveal everything," he told ANI.

14 Dec 2023, 06:05:16 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Delhi police seek 15-day remand of all accused

Parliament security breach LIVE: Delhi Police on Thuresday sought 15-day remand of all accused. All the four accused, Manoranjan, Sagar, Anmol and Neelam were produced before the court today.

14 Dec 2023, 05:52:20 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal tried to climb Lok Sabha Speaker's podium amid protest

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's (RLP) lone MP Hanuman Beniwal tried to climb the Speaker's podium in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The incident happened as opposition members raised slogans against the government over the Parliament security breach incident that happened on Wednesday. (Read full story)

14 Dec 2023, 05:09:52 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Our party holds different names, but we have only 1 slogan, defend Democracy, says CPI MP Binoy Viswam

After the adjournment of both the houses of the parliament, opposition MPs held a press conference at the Parliament on Thursday. While addressing the media, CPI MP Binoy Viswam claimed that the BJP has no regard for the Parliament. He also added that the party has made the Parliament a place for mockery.

"Our parties hold different names- Congress, TMC, DMK, CPI, names are varying, but we stand united as one block called INDIA. We have only 1 slogan- defend Democracy, uphold the honour of Parliament. The BJP has no regard for the Parliament. They have made the Parliament their place of mockery. They brought the culprits to the house with their MP's consent, and they played the miscreants here," CPI MP Binoy Viswam told the media persons on Thursday.

14 Dec 2023, 04:56:17 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: The Home Minister should take the responsibility and resign, Congress MP Abdul Khaleque

Parliament security breach LIVE: Demanding the resignation of the home minister,  Congress MP Abdul Khaleque asked if the parliament is not safe then how can the country be secured by the present government.

Calling the present government as a failed government, Congress MP asked the Home Minister to take moral responsibility of what happened in the Parliament.

“They didn't suspend the one who should they have, pass was issued by a BJP MP. We demanded that it should be condemned and the Home Minister should answer in the House, he should take moral responsibility. They won't be able to stifle the Opposition's voice by suspending them. Today's government is a failure," he told ANI.

14 Dec 2023, 04:17:29 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

Parliament security breach LIVE: Amid the huge chaos in the upper house of the parliament, Rajya Sabha was suspended till November 15.

14 Dec 2023, 04:12:32 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: TMC MP Derek O'Brien, suspended for ‘defying the Chair’, continues to remain in Rajya Sabha

Parliament security breach LIVE: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien continued to remain in Rajya Sabha even after he was suspended from the upper house on Thursday. He was suspended for ‘gross misconduct’ and ‘defying the Chair’ during the proceedings. (Read full story)

14 Dec 2023, 04:07:42 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge writes to Rajya Sabha Chairman on Security breach

Parliament security breach LIVE: Calling the breach of Parliament security a “very grave matter" in his letter to RS Chairman, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, sought the issue to be raised under Rule 2567 of the Rules and Procedure of Council of States (Rajya Sabha). In his letter, he also wrote "till the Minister of Home Affairs makes a statement on this matter followed by a discussion under Rule 267, there is no occasion for taking up any other business in the House or even for any meeting with a view to "sort out this matter" in any other manner."

14 Dec 2023, 03:55:04 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'The matter is very serious because..,' advocate Umesh Sharma on security breach

Parliament security breach LIVE: The security breach at the Parliament is a very serious concern because it is a matter of trespassing in a government property, said advocate Umesh Sharma on Thursday.

"The Special Cell has added Sections 17 and 18 of the UAPA, which have the provision of jail up to 7 years," he told PTI.

14 Dec 2023, 03:29:51 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Parliament security breach accused Neelam being taken to Patiala House Court

Parliament security breach LIVE: Parliament security breach accused, Neelam is being taken to Patiala House Court by the Police on Thursday.

14 Dec 2023, 03:18:59 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow; 9 opposition MPs suspended

Parliament security breach LIVE: A total of nine MPs were suspended in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Opposition MPs Benny Behanan, VK Sreekandan, Mohammad Jawed, PR Natarajan, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, K Subrahmanyam, SR Parthiban, S Venkatesan and Manickam Tagore were suspended for the rest of the session for "unruly conduct".  Lok Sabha house was adjourned till tomorrow.

14 Dec 2023, 03:10:49 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4 pm. 

Parliament security breach LIVE: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4 pm after suspended TMC MP Derek O’Brien continued sitting in the House.

14 Dec 2023, 03:07:24 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Suspended TMC MP Derek O'Brien continues to be present in the Rajya Sabha 

Suspended TMC MP Derek O'Brien continues to be present in the Rajya Sabha despite Chairman's direction to leave the upper house of Parliament.

"It is most unfortunate that suspended member Derek O'Brien continues to be present in the House. His conduct has handicapped the House from transacting business."

14 Dec 2023, 02:40:04 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Youth Congress workers hold protest in Delhi

Youth Congress workers held protest over Parliament security breach issue in Delhi on Thursday.

14 Dec 2023, 02:32:42 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'Date of December 13 was fixed at behest of Lalit Jha,' police says

The absconding accused in the Parliament Security breach case Lalit Jha is suspected to be the mastermind of the entire conspiracy.

However, the police said the aspect would become clear only when the Police apprehended Lalit Jha.

According to the police, Lalit Jha had decided on the date to carry out the breach incident inside Parliament.

"Lalit Jha had called everyone for a meeting in Gurugram. Before carrying out the incident, Lalit himself took possession of the phones of the four accused and ran away," ANI news agency reported citing sources.

14 Dec 2023, 02:28:10 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 5 Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for rest of the session

Five Congress Lok Sabha MPs- TN Prathapan, Hibi Eden, S Jothimani, Ramya Haridas and Dean Kuriakose- suspended from Lok Sabha for the rest of the session for "unruly conduct" on Thursday.

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 3 pm amid slogan-shouting by opposition members over security breach.

14 Dec 2023, 02:21:43 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Mahapanchayat in Haryana demands release of intruder Neelam

A mahapanchayat was organised in Haryana's Jind on Thursday, demanding the release of Neelam, one of the four accused in the Parliament security breach case.

Neelam, a resident of Jind, was staying in Hisar where she was preparing for civil services entrance exams.

14 Dec 2023, 02:12:09 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'It was an intelligence failure...Amit Shah must answer', Congress MP says

Blaming the Parliament security breach on an 'intelligence failure' by the Centre, Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Thursday demanded a statement from Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the matter, saying that he cannot run away from the situation.

“It was an intelligence failure of the Centre and we demand a fair and impartial probe into the incident. Home Minister Amit Shah must answer, as the Delhi Police and all the security agencies report to him. He cannot run away from his responsibilities. BJP MP Mr. Simha gave passes to the intruders. There is a very deep conspiracy behind this and he (Amit Shah) must not be left unpunished," the Congress MP said.

14 Dec 2023, 02:02:04 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Intruder's mother appeals for fair probe

A day after the Parliament security breach incident, the mother and sister of one of the accused Sagar Sharma has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a fair investigation as Sagar is innocent and has been framed in the conspiracy.

Sagar Sharma's mother, identified as Rani Sharma and sister, Mahi Sharma also claimed that Sagar is a patriot.

Rani Sharma said, "On yesterday's crime, we would like to say that our child has been framed; my son is not like that he used to drive an e-rickshaw, I have only one son, he is my support, our child is innocent, he has been framed."

"Someone has framed him, he is our only son, he used to drive rickshaw, he is a patriot and a very good boy," she added.

14 Dec 2023, 01:20:29 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: 'Request to provide employment opportunity,' accused Neelam's mother says

In Parliament's security breach case, accused Neelam's mother said, "We believe Neelam can never take such a step...We request the government to provide an employment opportunity".

14 Dec 2023, 01:15:13 PM IST

Parliament security breach was ‘well-thought conspiracy’, Delhi Police

Delhi Police told ANI news agency that they are tracing two more suspects. So far, no connection with any outfit has been established.

"Sagar and Manoranjan took the lead and Parliament arranged passes for others. They were the ones who actively participated in recce, ahead of the incident. It is being looked at as a well-thought conspiracy. So far, four people have been arrested," the police added.

14 Dec 2023, 01:09:26 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Congress workers staged protest against BJP MP Pratap Simha

Congress workers staged a protest against BJP MP Pratap Simha in Bengaluru on Thursday and demanded his arrest and immediate disqualification. Simha faces opposition scrutiny over allegations of providing Parliament passes to individuals responsible for triggering panic in the Lok Sabha with smoke canisters.

A protesting Congress worker said, "We demand his arrest and immediate disqualification. We have seen he is linked with the intruders and he provided them with the pass. We are sure that the intrusion happened to target Rahul Gandhi. BJP government has failed to give protection to Parliament. Pratap Sinha should explain whether he is linked to them."

14 Dec 2023, 12:37:45 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: Makar Dwar has been made out of bounds for everyone

Makar Dwar of the new Parliament House has been made out of bounds for everyone with media shifted to the lawn near the old parliament building's gate number 12.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was not allowed to enter the new building from Makar Dwar. Sangma got down from his car and walked to Shardul Dwar to enter the building.

Drivers of members without passes were not being allowed to enter the complex.

14 Dec 2023, 12:31:25 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 PM

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 PM after uproar by opposition members over suspension of TMC member Derek O'Brien

14 Dec 2023, 12:12:24 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha suspends TMC MP Derek O' Brien

Rajya Sabha adopts motion for suspension of TMC MP Derek O' Brien for the remainder part of the winter session for "ignoble misconduct"

As per the Rajya Sabha Chairman, Derek O' Brien had entered the well of the House, shouted slogans and disrupted the proceedings of the House as the opposition raised the issue of yesterday's security breach incident.

14 Dec 2023, 12:11:24 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: ‘Security of the House is responsibility of LS Secretariat, not Amit Shah’

As the opposition demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Kaushal Kishore said, "The security lapse is unfortunate. Lok Sabha Speaker will hold discussions today as well. The Speaker has also said that the security of the House is the responsibility of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, not the government. Hence, there is no reason for Amit Shah to make a statement on this".

14 Dec 2023, 12:00:37 PM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Congress workers stage a protest in Bengaluru

Congress workers staged a protest in Bengaluru regarding 13 December's security breach in Parliament. 

14 Dec 2023, 11:58:05 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: SP leader suggests suspension of BJP MP who approved passes to intruders

Samajwadi Party leader Ameeque Jamei said that BJP MP Pratap Simha, who approved passes to the intruder in parliament on Wednesday, should be suspended.

14 Dec 2023, 11:45:16 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Accused Lalit Jha ‘kept his details shady’ claims NGO founder

NGO founder Nilaksha Aich who was sent a video of the Parliament security breach by the accused Lalit Jha, who is currently absconding, has said that Jha never mentioned his whereabouts to him adding that the accused always kept his details shady.

In a telephonic conversation with ANI, Nilaksha Aich who runs an NGO working on tribal education in West Bengal's Purulia district said that accused Lalit Jha was a member of that organisation.

"It was around 12:50 yesterday, he asked me to see the media coverage. I did not know anything as such as I was attending college at that time. After I returned home I saw the whole coverage. He asked me to keep the video with me. He is not a close friend of mine, I have an NGO of mine that works with tribal development. He was a member of an organisation. I came across him in April," Nilaksha Aich told ANI.

Asked about the accused behaviour's pattern, Aich said," He never said anything about anything himself to me. He has always kept his details shady. He never mentioned his whereabouts who are in his family or not. I have not seen him being violent personally".

14 Dec 2023, 11:41:49 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: BJP IT cell trying to divert attention, says Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP's IT department head Amit Malviya of seeking to divert attention from the Parliament security breach, and said the intruders were given access to the House by a BJP MP.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said this after Malviya shared pictures in which a woman arrested in connection with Wednesday's incident is seen purportedly campaigning for the Congress.

In a post on 'X', Ramesh said, “BJP IT Cell desperately wants to divert attention from 2 facts: 1. There was a very serious breach in the security of Parliament. 2. The intruders who breached Lok Sabha security in a shocking manner had been given access to the Parliament by Pratap Simha, BJP MP from Mysuru".

14 Dec 2023, 11:32:37 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon 

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 noon as opposition MPs troop into Well of House demanding discussion on Parliament security breach.

14 Dec 2023, 11:26:14 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Lok Sabha Secretariat suspends eight security personnel

Lok Sabha Secretariat has suspended total eight security personnel in yesterday's security breach incident.

14 Dec 2023, 11:24:45 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Lok Sabha adjourned, Opposition demands resignation of Amit Shah

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs over Parliament's security breach incident. The opposition MPs also demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the incident

14 Dec 2023, 11:21:08 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Defence Minister speaks in Lok Sabha on security breach incident

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condemned yesterday's Parliament security breach incident. He asked all the MPs to give visitor passes cautiously.

14 Dec 2023, 11:13:31 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: 'Main conspirator somebody else', says police

The main conspirator in Wednesday's Parliament security breach is someone else, as per the initial investigation, police sources told PTI news agency. So far, four people have been arrested in the case. Police informed that two people, one identified as Vicky and his wife are being interrogated.

14 Dec 2023, 11:10:23 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE: 'What did we learn from the incident that happened 22 years ago?' Shiv Sena MP slams Centre

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah must give a clarification on 13 December Parliament security breach incident.

"What did we learn from the incident that happened 22 years ago?" she asked.

14 Dec 2023, 11:05:21 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Lok Sabha Secretariat suspends 7 personnel for security lapse

Lok Sabha Secretariat has suspended seven personnel for Parliament's security lapse incident. Those suspended have been identified as Rampal, Arvind, Vir Das, Ganesh, Anil, Pradeep, Vimitt and Narendra. 

14 Dec 2023, 11:02:14 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Opposition parties to raise the issue in both RS, LS

Opposition leaders met in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in Parliament on Thursday. The Opposition parties will raise the issue of security breach strongly in both houses of Parliament today.

14 Dec 2023, 10:57:11 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: MPs entry point changed today

Following the incident of a security breach at Parliament on Wednesday, the entry of MPs changed today. On Thursday MPs entered Parliament from Makar Dwar, media now positioned a few metres away from there.

14 Dec 2023, 10:51:44 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Congress demands statements from PM Modi, Amit Shah

"Such a big incident has happened and till now there have been no statements from the PM and the Union Home Minister. There should be a discussion on this incident...," Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said.

14 Dec 2023, 10:42:24 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Accused members of 'Bhagat Singh Fan Club', says police

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, the PTI news agency reported citing police sources.

However, the police sources added that the main conspirator in the Parliament security breach incident was someone else.

14 Dec 2023, 10:23:25 AM IST

Parliament security breach LIVE updates: Congress MPs demand discussion on incident in LS, RS

Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Thursday gave Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding a discussion on the Parliament security breach incident and a reply from the Union Home Minister on the issue.

Besides, Congress MP Rajeev Shukla also gave Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha today under rule 267 and demanded a discussion on Parliament security breach incident.

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