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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 23:23 IST

Parliament security breach: Name of retd cop's son emerges in probe, detained

Delhi Special Cell detained a friend of the arrested accused Manoranjan named Saikrishna.

Radhika Dhawad
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Delhi Special Cell, on Wednesday, detained a friend of the arrested accused Manoranjan named Saikrishna Jagali in the recent Parliament security breach case. The probe surrounded Krishna, who happens to be the son of a retired Deputy Superintendent from Bagalkot in Karnataka, after his name was repeatedly mentioned in a diary belonging to Manoranjan. The 30-year-old, who is currently being taken to New Delhi from Bagalkot, was interrogated for the past two hours at Navanagar Police Station in Bagalkot.

In the past two days, the Delhi Special Cell seized several materials from the residence of Manoranjan including his diary, books, files and documents regarding his education. It was in the seized diary that Krishna's name emerged. 

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Manoranjan and Saikrishna became roommates in 2008-09 at BIT Engineering College in Bengaluru. After the college ended, the two got in touch with each other over the phone.

A computer science graduate, Saikrishna's name, as per Delhi Police, was mentioned several times in Manoranjan's diary. Moreover, call records also showed that Manoranjan had called him several times.

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Meanwhile, Spandana, Saikrishna's sister, told media persons, "We are ready for any kind of investigation. Let them (cops) do what they want to. The police said that they were here to enquire about Manoranjan; they had been doing so for the past two days."

She further said, “Then they took him (Saikrishna) along. I do not know about Manoranjan or what he had written in his diary. We don't know what the truth is and what is not. The police came to enquire saying that Saikrishna was a roommate from the same batch.”

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Besides, Delhi Police on Tuesday accessed comprehensive bank account details belonging to all the accused who were detained, following their attempt to disrupt the parliament proceeding on December 13.

This action aims to trace any potential financial transactions that might have facilitated or motivated the attack. Notably, digital payment platforms like PAYTM and GooglePay have been formally contacted to examine transaction records associated with the accused.

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This step forms part of a larger, comprehensive plan by law enforcement to analyse the financial trail linked to the December 13 incident.
 

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 22:12 IST

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