Lok Sabha panel probing Bhagwant Mann's video to call on Delhi police commissioner

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner will be called by the Lok Sabha panel probing AAP MP Bhagwant Mann's Parliament House videography issue, to discuss about security of the Parliament.

File image of Bhagwant Mann. IBNlive

File image of Bhagwant Mann. IBNlive

The nine member-panel was assigned to probe Mann's conduct and his act of live-streaming his journey to, and inside the Parliament, and also inquire into the serious security implications and suggest suitable remedial measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

"The panel on tuesday deliberated over the issues of security and videography done by Mann with security personnel. And in the next meeting which will be held next month, we will call the Delhi Police Commissioner to discuss the same," Chairman of the committee BJP MP Kirit Somaiya told PTI.

In the last meeting also, the panel had heard security personnel deployed at the gate from where the AAP MP entered the high security zone while making the video. The panel has been given extension by speaker Sumitra Mahajan till the end of the first week of next (Winter) session.

The Winter session of Parliament generally starts in the third week of November. Somaiya has said that the committee will submit its report in two parts - one related to the role of Mann in exposing the Parliament security and the other suggesting corrective measures.

A cross section of MPs had questioned the "improper conduct" of Mann in videographing and posting "critical footage" of the Parliament House complex on social media. In view of seriousness of the matter, the AAP MP from Sangrur has been asked by the Speaker not to attend the sittings of the House until a decision has been taken.

Besides Somaiya, the panel has two BJP members - Meenakshi Lekhi and Satyapal Singh. The others are Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena), B Mahtab (BJD), Ratna De (TMC), Thota Narasimham (TDP), KC Venugopal (Congress) and P Venugopal (AIADMK).

Meanwhile, a defiant Mann has maintained that he did no wrong and his intention was to make people aware of the parliamentary procedures.

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Updated Date: Aug 23, 2016 20:59:52 IST

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