Lalit Mohan Jha, a key accused in the Parliament security breach who is purportedly the mastermind behind the Lok Sabha security breach, was placed under the seven-day custody of the Delhi Police Special Cell by the Patiala House Court in Delhi on Friday. For fifteen days, the Delhi Police had requested custody.
Jha was arrested on Thursday after surrendering to the police. Lalit, accompanied by another man, reached the Kartavya Path Police station, where he was handed over to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
Under the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), four people have been charged with terrorism for the significant security breach, in which two of them—Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D—jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber and set off smoke canisters, while the other two—Neelam Devi and Amol Shinde—protested outside.
According to police sources, no mobile phone was recovered from Lalit, and it is believed that he might have destroyed all four phones of the other accused in Rajasthan. After the Lok Sabha breach, Lalit went to Kuchaman, where he met his friend Mahesh, who arranged a room for Lalit to spend the night.