Day 10 Highlights: MPs call suspension 'undemocratic'; all 5 security breach accused in 7-day remand

Day 10 Highlights: MPs call suspension 'undemocratic'; all 5 security breach accused in 7-day remand

After Day 9's proceedings were entirely washed, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned today as well.

As the Opposition continued with their protest against the suspensions of the MPs and again demanded a discussion on the major security breach case, the 2 Houses were adjourned till Monday. 

The Parliament had suspended 13 MPs from the Lok Sabha- nine Congress, two from CPM, one CPI MP and one DMK MP. DMK MP SR Parthiban who was absent from the Parliament on Thursday was also suspended. His suspension was later revoked. 

In the Rajya Sabha, TMC MP Derek O'Brien faced suspension for the whole winter session for 'gross misconduct'.

The Opposition MPs condemned the suspension. Calling it undemocratic, the INDIA Bloc MPs who have been suspended said that it is the right of every elected public representative to ask questions.

Meanwhile, a Delhi Court has sent Lalit Jha to a 7-day remand. Kolkata-based Jha is believed to be the mastermind of the Parliament security lapse. 

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Parliament Highlights Day 10

No business took place in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha today due to relentless protest by the Opposition who continue to demand discussion on the Parliament security breach. 

INDIA Bloc has said business will not resume in Parliament until Home Minister Amit Shah does not give an explanation in both Houses. 

Parliament security breach - 

7-day Police remand for Lalit Jha
As per reports, accused persons had Plan B
Delhi Police would recreate the scene in Parliament over the weekend 

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Parliament breach accused had 'Plan B' too: reports

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No resumption of business in Parliament, until...: Jairam Ramesh

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Parliament security breach: Lalit Jha sent to Police remand

Delhi court sends Parliament attack accused Lalit Jha who was arrested on Thursday evening to 7-day Police remand

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'Fire raging in my mind' - Sagar Sharma's diary

Sagar's father Roshan Lal Sharma, who says the 26-year-old brought shame to the family, has given his personal diary to the police

Sagar started writing his personal diary in 2015 after completing his Class 12

-"Inquilab zindabad", are the first words in his diary that he began writing on June 8, 2015

His 'revolutionary' aspirations, however, became evident in his writings, since 2021 - the year when he returned home from Bengaluru.

Sagar, as per his father, started working in a flour mill in Bengaluru in 2018. He met "like-minded people" there.

-Sagar returned home in 2021 due to Covid-19 but he kept visiting Bengaluru to participate in protests. After returning to Lucknow he became an E-rickshaw driver.

-In his diary, he has written about the "fear" and the "fire raging in his mind". He has also mentioned "leaving home" and "doing something" for his country.

-"I work only for my country, and for its full freedom...things like rape, corruption, hunger, murder, kidnapping, smuggling, fighting for religion are against the country's interest"
- one of his diary entries

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BJP MP Nishikant Dubey slams Oppositions for 'politicising' security lapse issue

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Parliament has become mocker, says Congress MP KC Venugopal

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From 'Che' Guevara to Bhagat Singh: Sagar Sharma's inspiration

-Lucknow’s Sagar Sharma, 26, was arrested from inside the Parliament where he opened a yellow-coloured gas-releasing canister.

-He is currently under the custody of the Delhi Police Special Cell and is facing UAPA charges.

-The common thread between all 5 accused who have been arrested in the incident is their admiration for freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

-The Lucknow-based youth Sagar, however, was also inspired by Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Indian freedom fighters Sukhdev and Rajguru.

-A look through his Facebook profile reveals his love for the revolutionaries

-The 26-year-old whose profile on Instagram reads -poet, actor, artist and thinker has shared several write-ups on his social media pages with the pen name - Sagar Bhagat.

-Nicknamed ‘Dilaawar’ on Facebook, his bio reads, “Mera sapna hi meri daulat hai. Mai itihaas likhunga, aya hoon duniya me kuch kr k marunga".

-Before the security breach, he had posted a reel on Instagram which read - "Jeete ya haare, par koshish toh zaruri hai, ab dekhna ye hai safar kitna haseen hoga. Umeed hai fir milenge"
-the background score has Papon's song - Jhuk Na Paunga.

-Apart from Bhagat Singh, Sagar has frequently quoted Che Guevara in his Facebook posts.

-As per his father Roshan Lal Sharma, he had several books on Bhagat Singh, Che, Sherlock Homes and had also read Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

-His father said he would quote lines from Che's Motorcycle Diaries and read anecdotes from Jail notebooks of Bhagat Singh

-‘Elan-E-Inqilab’: In a 2019 post on FB, Sagar hailed the bomb explosion -for which Bhagat Singh was responsible- in the Delhi Assembly in 1929.

-Police had reported that the 4 accused tried to emulate Bhagat Singh's symbolic bombing of the 'Indian Parliament' on April 8, 1929

From 'Che' Guevara to Bhagat Singh: Sagar Sharma's inspiration
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'Resign, if you cannot keep Parliament secure' - MP Mohammad Jawed

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Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjouned

Both Houses adjourned, to meet on Monday 11 am

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'Why there were only 176 security personnel on 13th Dec when on other days there are 300… ?' - MP Shashi Panja

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Watch: Security heightened in Parliament premise

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Parliament Security breach: What are the charges against the 4 accused persons

The case against the four accused - Sagar Sharma (26), Manoranjan D (34), Amol Shinde (25) and Neelam Devi (37) - who had been arrested from inside and outside of the Parliament building on December 13 has been registered under UAPA. 

The following sections have been imposed -

Sections 16 - punishment for terrorist act

Section 18 - punishment for conspiracy

IPC Section 120B - criminal conspiracy

IPC Section 452 - trespass

IPC Section 153 - wantonly giving provocation, with intent to cause a riot

IPC Section 186 - obstructing public servants in the discharge of public functions

IPC section 353 - assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty

Notably, Vishal Sharma aka Vickey, in whose house the accused stayed in Gurugram before reaching Parliament, is still under detention and Lalit Jha is currently under Delhi Police Special Cell's custody for interrogation.

As per police, Mahesh and Kailash had accompanied Jha to the police station. They were also detained for questioning.

What is the maximum punishment under UAPA? 

If a terrorist act results in the death of any person, the offence is punishable by death or imprisonment for life and is also liable to a fine.

In any other case, it is punishable with imprisonment for a term not less than five years but which may extend to imprisonment for life. 

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Here's what Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said

-Why is Amit Shah not giving a statement in Parliament on the security breach issue but is giving interviews to TV channels?

-What kind of justice is it to illegally suspend Opposition MPs over the huge lapse in security of Parliament and its MPs?

-Leaders of various parties had met in the morning to discuss their joint strategy in both houses.

-INDIA parties demand that Amit Shah should give a statement in the Parliament and then it should be discussed in both the houses

13 MPs from Lok Sabha and Derek O'Brien from Rajya Sabha were suspended on Thursday for disrupting the House. The Opposition has been demanding a discussion on the Parliament security breach since the day it happened - December 13. 

Here's what Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said
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How can the principal communication channel be mass media and not Parliament? - Shashi Tharoor

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Parliament breach: BJP posts accused Lalit Jha's photograph with TMC MLA

West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar posted a purported photograph of TMC MLA Tapas Roy with Lalit Jha, the man being considered the mastermind of the security breach.

In his reply, TMC MLA said that he had no knowledge of Jha and alleged that the BJP is now trying to shift the goalpost.

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What do we know about Lalit Jha - the alleged mastermind of Parliament security breach

-Lalit Mohan Jha, believed to be the mastermind of the Parliament intrusion has been arrested. 

-A resident of Kolkata who hails from Bihar, Lalit Jha who is 32-year-old turned himself in on Thursday evening. 

-He allegedly destroyed all technical evidence, including mobile phones of other accused persons.

-Jha's neighbours in Kolkata informed that he runs several NGOs and is known among locals as 'Masterjee'.

-A resident who has been living in the same building for over 60 years where Jha lives, said that he was a tuition teacher. 

-She also said that she hadn’t seen him in a year.

-Jha who had live-streamed the event sent the video of the Parliament breach to a 19-year-old Nilaksha Aich. 

-Nilaksha Aich is an English Honors student who met Jha in connection with an NGO-related programme.

-Jha has posted a picture on his Instagram with TMC MLA Tapas Roy

-His image has led to a political face-off between TMC and BJP. 

-BJP West Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar posted on X- 'Isn’t this proof enough for investigation into the connivance of the leader?'

What do we know about Lalit Jha - the alleged mastermind of Parliament security breach
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Watch - Sonia Gandhi meets suspended MPs

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Delhi Police to recreate scene of Parliament security breach: report

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Watch - Suspended MPs stage a protest in front of the Gandhi statue

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Congress MP Manickam Tagore calls suspensions 'undemocratic'

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Rajya Sabha adjourned

Within minutes after the proceedings began, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm.

Chair Jagdeep Dhankhar had informed that he had resumed 23 notices for adjournment of the house for suspension of business to discuss the security lapse. 

After he refused to adjourn, the House saw protests by the Opposition. 

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Watch - Ruckus in Rajya Sabha's Question Hour

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Lok Sabha adjourned

No sooner than the Lower House resumed it was adjourned till 2 pm. 

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Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha resume

After a day of ruckus and several adjournments, the House is set to resume at 11am.

Stay tuned for all updates 

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