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Maan’s video: Concerned MHA may suggest up-gradation of Parliament security apparatus


New Delhi: Taking a serious note of Parliament’s security breach by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sangrur Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has swung into action and is likely to suggest up-gradation of Under Vehicle Surveillance System (UVSS) and Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFITs) on the Parliament complex, said well-placed sources.

Concerned over the shooting of the controversial video, which allegedly exposed the security apparatus in the high-security complex, the MHA is likely to move the suggestion for up-gradation of the electronic security system for vehicles and individuals, including MPs.

UVSS delivers full picture of a vehicle’s entire width and length, and the RFIT identifies and tracks tags attached to objects and individuals.

According to sources, there is a feeling in the security establishment that the AAP MP had allegedly exposed the security apparatus set up right from Vijay Chowk, opposite Parliament, up to the main gate of the building.

Mann had showed in the video how many layers of security a car with the MP tag passes through from Vijay Chowk to the main entrance of the main building, they said.

On December 13, 2001, Parliament was attacked by Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, in which 14 people – five terrorists, six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel and a gardener – were killed.

Meanwhile, Mann tendered an “unconditional apology” to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after leaders of various political parties raised this issue in the House demanding a breach of privilege motion against him.

Talking to reporters outside the Parliament, Mann, who yesterday said that he would upload another live video again tomorrow, said, “I have tendered my ‘unconditional apology’ to Madam Speaker in a letter, which I have submitted to the notice room.”

On Friday, the AAP MP had recorded video of Parliament premises and uploaded on Facebook, which is being seen as security breach.

Both the Houses were also adjourned over the issue today. (ANI)

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