Theft in TMC's office in Parliament

09 Aug 2016 | By Supriya Kaur
Security breaches in Indian Parliament

A sum of Rs.30,000 was reported missing from the Trinamool Congress office in the Parliament Complex.

The amount stolen was kept in a locker and was from contributions made to the party's welfare fund.

The Parliament building, considered one of the most secure zones in the country, has been in the news recently for its security protocols or the lack thereof.

In context: Security breaches in Indian Parliament

DetailsStringent security measures in Parliament fall short

In 2013, a 1500 strong unit called the 'Parliament Duty Group' was created to provide armed security to Parliament.

Delhi Police guards the outer periphery; the Parliament Security Service has 500 personnel, the complex is equipped with 450 CCTV cameras and there is a K9 team.

Despite the existence of stringent security measures in the Parliament complex, multiple instances show it isn't nearly foolproof.

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In 2005, an MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Vijayendra Pal Singh was pulled up for parking his car within the Parliament complex by using a 'fake sticker' to access the building.

According to Mr. Singh, it was a deliberate attempt intended to shed light on loopholes in Parliament's security.

An investigation was conducted and Mr. Singh's actions were "disapproved" and dismissed as 'indiscretion'.

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09 Aug 2016Theft in TMC's office in Parliament