AAP MP Bhagnwant Mann found guilty in Parliament security breach video case
AAP MP Bhagnwant Mann found guilty in Parliament security breach video case

The Lok Sabha panel probing Bhagwant Mann's Parliament House videography issue has found the AAP MP guilty. The panel headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya will submit its report to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday.
In July this year, Mann had live-streamed his trip to Parliament and posted it on Facebook, triggering outrage from other members of the House. Mann had defended the action, saying he was educating his supporters about parliamentary proceedings.

In August, panel chairman Kirit Somaiya had told reporters that the committee gave four opportunities to Mann to explain his stand, but there were contradictions.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan set up the panel on July 25 to probe the alleged breach of Parliament security by the Aam Aadmi Party leader, who on July 21 posted on Facebook a video footage of his journey from home to Parliament.

According to the report, Mann remained defiant when he appeared before the panel and insisted he did not breach Parliament's security.
However, on July 25 he told Speaker Mahajan that he was ready to tender an unconditional apology.
Somaiya had earlier said the committee would submit its report in two parts - one that is related to Mann's role in exposing the Parliament security and the other suggesting corrective measures.
The nine-member committee was set up to probe the incident termed by many as "serious breach" of security of the Parliament House complex.

In view of seriousness of the matter, the AAP MP was asked by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan not to attend the sittings of the House until a decision was taken.

Besides Somaiya, other members of the panel are Meenakshi Lekhi, Satyapal Singh, Anandrao Adsul, B Mahtab, Ratna De, Thota Narasimham, KC Venugopal and P Venugopal.


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