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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 14:20 IST

Parliament attack mastermind Lalit Jha's custody extended till Jan 5

Lalit Jha fifth accused arrested in the Parliament security breach case and is said to be the mastermind of the attack which happened on December 13.

Apoorva Shukla
Parliament security breach accused Lalit Jha's custody extended by court
Parliament security breach accused Lalit Jha's custody extended by court | Image:Republic
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Delhi: Delhi Court has extended the custodial remand of Lalit Jha, accused in the Parliament security breach case, till January 5, 2024. He is the fifth accused arrested in Parliament security breach case and is said to be the mastermind of the attack which happened on December 13. 

Special Judge Hardeep Kaur of Delhi's Patiala House Court extended the custody of Lalit Jha on an application moved by Delhi Police. Police told the court that Jha was the mastermind of the entire incident and needed to be quizzed to unearth the entire conspiracy.

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Earlier, the court had on Thursday (December 21) extended the custody of four other accused -- Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Amol Dhanraj Shinde and Neelam Devi -till January 5.

In a major security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack, Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery during Zero Hour, released yellow smoke from canisters and shouted slogans before being overpowered by some of the MPs.

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Around the same time, two other accused - Amol Shinde and Neelam Devi - released smoke from canisters. 

 

(With agency inputs)

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 11:37 IST

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