Parliament security breach conspirators wanted to create anarchy in the country: Delhi Police tell court

Prashant Jha

The Delhi Police told the Patiala House court on Saturday that the six persons who conspired to breach Parliament’s security and protest inside the Lok Sabha on December 13 wanted to create anarchy in the country to get their “illegal demands met”. 

Public Prosecutor Akhand Pratap Singh appeared for Delhi Police and told Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Hardeep Kaur of Patiala House Courts that the ‘conspiracy’ was going on for nearly two years and ‘conspirators’ held meetings in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mysore.

“They wanted to create a situation of anarchy to get their illegal demands met. Look at the time they chose - when Parliament session was going on,” Singh said.

The Public Prosecutor made the submissions while seeking remand of the sixth accused Mahesh Kumawat who was arrested by the Delhi Police today.

He said that Kumawat was involved with 'mastermind' Lalit Jha in destruction of evidence. 

After hearing arguments, Judge Kaur remanded Kumawat to seven days police custody.

During the hearing, Kumawat told the Court that he was not informed about why he was arrested and that the first information report (FIR) is in English, a language he does not understand because he has only studied till Class IX.

Singh contested the claim and said that Police did explain the reason for his arrest. 

During the Lok Sabha proceedings on December 13, two persons identified as Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D entered the chamber from the visitors' gallery with canisters emitting smoke. Both were arrested by Delhi Police.

Two more persons, Amol Shinde and Neelam, were arrested from outside the parliament building where they were protesting with yellow smoke.

The alleged 'mastermind', Lalit Jha was arrested by the Police on December 14.

All the accused are now under police custody.

On Saturday, parents of Neelam Azad also filed an application before the Court to meet their daughter and to get a copy of the FIR.

The Court issued notice to Delhi Police and kept the matter for further hearing on December 18.

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