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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 11:12 IST

Parliament security breach: Probe panel recreates crime scene, unveils new details

The committee is soon expected to gather statements from eight security personnel involved in the Parliament security breach.

Tanisha Rajput
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Smoke emanating in the Lok Sabha from the canister smuggled by the intruder. | Image:X/@DrSenthil_MDRD
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New Delhi: As the investigation over the December 13, 2023, Parliament security breach intensifies, the inquiry committee headed by the CRPF Director General Anish Dayal said that they had "recreated the exact sence of crime," on Saturday. 

Senior officials including the IG from the Rapid Action Force and the rank from the security were also present during the recreation. 

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All officials were instructed to be in their respective positions. The investigation committee also scrutinised the legislation used in the parliament. 

The committee also noted each sequence of the attack in the Parliament, including how security personnel checked the audience while entering the Parliament and who all were present there.

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A thorough inspection was conducted from the entry point till the time they went inside the Parliament to see which cameras captured the attackers.

Along with this, officials also tried to identify what kind of physique a person would have to jump from the audience gallery into the Lok Sabha.

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Even the timings were noted, from entering the Parliament to jumping into the Lok Sabha and blowing the colour smoke, the time taken by the accused, every sequence was noted in detail.

The Delhi police have collected the bank account details of all the accused to check if they received any financial benefits to carry out this attack.

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Digital giants like PAYTM, and GooglePay have been asked to check transaction details.

However, the initial probe revealed that no new recruitment has been made in the parliament security and are facing a shortage of some 350 personnel. To fulfil this shortage, several former servicemen have been recruited. 

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The committee is soon expected to gather statements from eight security personnel involved in the Parliament security breach.

After the incident, a Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson in a post on X said that the MHA, on a request from the Lok Sabha Secretariat, had ordered an inquiry into the security breach.

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The post read, "An Inquiry Committee has been set up under Anish Dayal Singh, DG, CRPF, with members from other security agencies and experts. The committee will investigate the reasons for the breach in security of Parliament, identify lapses and recommend further action. The committee will submit its report with recommendations, including suggestions on improving security in Parliament, at the earliest."

 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 09:17 IST

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