Parliament security breach: Delhi court extends police custody of four accused by 15 days

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday extended the police remand of four accused arrested in the Parliament Security Breach case for 15 more days.
Accused Sagar Sharma, Manoranjan D, Amol Shinde, and Neelam Azad were produced before the Patiala House Court today after the expiry of 7 days of Police Remand.
Additional Sessions Judge Hardeep Kaur extended the Police custody (PC) after Delhi Police said they needed more time to investigate the case.
Earlier the accused were sent to seven days of police custody by the same court which ended today. The police sought further time for interrogation saying that much information regarding their planning on breach of security has yet to be ascertained.
The security breach happened on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack on December 13. Two people, Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery for Zero Hour, released yellow gas from canisters, and shouted anti-establishment slogans before being overpowered by the MPs.
Two more persons, Amol Shinde and Neelam Azad, were arrested from outside the parliament where they were reportedly protesting with yellow smoke.
All the four accused were arrested and sent to Police Custody for seven days. The Fifth accused and the alleged mastermind Lalit Jha was arrested the next day on December 14. He was also sent to Police custody till December 22. A sixth accused Mahesh Kumawat was also arrested the next day.
During the interrogation, Jha revealed information about his plans to stage a protest and his involvement in the conspiracy.
The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against all the accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and are investigating the security lapse issue, too.
UNI

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