Software Engineer In Custody For Parliament Security Breach: Unraveling the Facts

Delhi police have taken Saikrishna Jagali, a senior software engineer, into custody in connection with the Parliament security breach that occurred on December 13.

What Happened: The incident, carried out on the day of the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, involved the unauthorised introduction and detonation of smoke cannisters within the Parliament premises.

Here is everything we know so far surrounding the arrested software engineer and the ongoing investigation:

Identity and Background

Saikrishna Jagali, a senior software engineer from Vidyagiri, Karnataka's Bagalkote, is the son of a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Reports confirm that Jagali, employed by a multinational company in Bengaluru, was apprehended by a Delhi police team. His arrest follows the detention of Manoranjan D, another individual linked to the case and reportedly a former college roommate of Jagali.

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Family’s Response

Jagali’s sister, Spanda, acknowledged the police visit, telling media outlets, “It is true that the Delhi Police came. My brother was interrogated. We have fully cooperated with the inquiry.” She emphasised that her brother, now working from home, maintains innocence.

Spanda also revealed the connection between Jagali and Manoranjan D, highlighting their past as college roommates.

Connections and Further Arrest

The investigation took a turn with the arrest of a 50-year-old man named Atul Kulshreshtha from Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district. Jagali’s name reportedly appeared in Manoranjan D's diary, suggesting a potential link between the two individuals.

The Parliament security breach case involves two men, Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D, who smuggled smoke canisters into the Parliament and set them off during the winter session. The police FIR reveals that the canisters were concealed in cavities cut into the left sole of custom-made sports shoes.

As the case unfolds, the parents of Manoranjan D are being questioned in Mysuru for further clues related to the incident. The revelation of Jagali’s involvement lends complexity to the investigation, prompting questions about the motivations and connections behind the Parliament attack.

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