Four people have been charged with security breaches in Parliament. The Indian police have filed terrorism charges against them after a man threw himself into the chamber, screamed slogans, and set off a smoke canister.
They were charged under sections of India’s anti-terror UAPA law that include punishment for terrorist acts and conspiracies, a police officer revealed.
According to new agencies, the major security breach occurred during the 22nd anniversary of an attack on the parliament complex, when more than a dozen people, including five gunmen, were killed.
Members of Parliament said the man chanted slogans like “dictatorship won’t be accepted”. Their families told the media they were frustrated at not finding jobs.
Reports added that eight security personnel were suspended in connection with the breach.
Opposition lawmakers demanded an investigation into the incident.
The Parliament was adjourned for some time as the opposition called for immediate action.
“All precautions possible will be taken in future,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Parliament.
India’s interior ministry has already launched an inquiry into the matter.