Security Breach At Parliament, Police Nab Knife-wielding Intruder

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In a shocking security breach at the Indian Parliament, a man was nabbed by the police on Monday while he tried to enter the parliament's main gate with a knife

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 8:40 PM: Delhi police have registered a case under Arms act against the intruder


In a shocking security breach at the Indian Parliament, a man was nabbed by the police on Monday while he tried to enter the parliament with a knife. Police have arrested the man but are yet to ascertain his motive. Sources report that the man was on a motorcycle as he tried to enter the parliament through the main gate. Police had immediately stopped the man from entering.

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Speeding car creates security issue in Parliament 

Earlier in July, Delhi police had booked BJP leader and Haryana cabinet minister Captain Abhimanyu Singh's nephew - Sarvesh for rash driving near the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Police have also said that Sarvesh was driving a white Audi car worth 2.5 Crore on July 19, creating a ruckus in the high-security area. Visuals captured from the area CCTV show the driver driving recklessly in circles speeding around the street near Vijay Chowk at around 4 AM. The driver is seen speeding three circles, each bigger before the previous before speeding away from the area.

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Road rage incidents have been prevalent throughout the nation, especially in the National Capital Region (NCR). A few months ago, in Ghaziabad, a driver was seen speeding off with a man hanging on to dear life on the bonnet of his car for almost two kilometres. The police had stated that the man who drove him around has been arrested. Police have said the incident was the result of a road rage case when the victim had tried to stop the accused’s car after it hit his vehicle.

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Meanwhile, on-demand by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, PM Modi had announced on August 19  that the government is open to taking all necessary steps to ensure the improvement of facilities at the Parliamentary complex that it deserves. He further asserted that when the nation will celebrate 75 years of Independence in 2022, the Parliamentary complex must showcase the grandeur that it deserves. These initiatives have been undertaken by the government in the wake of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla writing to PM Modi, requesting him to turn the Parliament into the biggest and the most beautiful in the world by 2022. The current Parliament house was constructed in 1921.

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