PM Modi holds meeting with ministers on security breach case

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a meeting with top ministers this morning to discuss the huge security breach in Parliament yesterday.

Both Houses were adjourned soon after they met as the Opposition demanded answers on the breach.

The four arrested in connection with the security breach in Parliament yesterday have been charged under anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), besides sections in Indian Penal Code. They will be produced in court today.

The four arrested include Sagar Sharma and D Manoranjan, who used yellow smoke canisters inside Lok Sabha, and Neelam Devi and Amol Shinde, who burst red and yellow canisters outside Parliament.

The other accused are Lalit Jha and Vicky Sharma. Jha reportedly shot videos of the other accused deploying smoke canisters outside and fled with their cellphones. He is on the run. Vicky Sharma allegedly sheltered the other accused at his Gurugram home. He and his wife have been detained.

The Delhi Police’s investigation so far has found that all the accused were linked to a social media group named Bhagat Singh Fan Club, according to sources.