Parliament breach: Delhi cops take help of UP Police to find cobbler who modified shoes of accused | India News – Times of India

 Parliament breach: Delhi cops take help of UP Police to find cobbler who modified shoes of accused | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the ongoing investigation into the recent Parliament security breach, Delhi Police has sought the help of their Lucknow counterparts to track down a ‘cyclist’. cobblerThe man is believed to have changed shoes. Accused, Sagar Sharma And Manoranjan DAccording to sources, enabling them to conceal smoke canisters.
The police plan to implicate the cobbler as a witness. Sagar initially tried to get his shoes modified but after failing, took the services of an itinerant cobbler in Lucknow’s Alam Bagh, Delhi Police sources said.
A police team had earlier this month gone to Lucknow in search of the cobbler but to no avail.
On 13 December, the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack, Sagar and Manoranjan jumped from the public gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber, creating a major security breach. They released yellow smoke from canisters and shouted slogans before being subdued by MPs.

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Both of them managed to enter the Parliament with visitors’ passes obtained with the help of Mysore Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha.
During questioning, Sagar revealed his attempt to make the shoes with a hidden compartment, noting that the shoes were not inspected at the entrances to Parliament. Failing in his DIY efforts, he approached a cobbler in Alambagh, and bought two pairs of shoes for Rs 595 from a nearby shop.
The cobbler’s changes included cutting out the inner sole of the left shoe and adding extra rubber to support the cavity. The right shoe also showed signs of tampering, as mentioned in the FIR.

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Despite their efforts, a visit to Lucknow by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police did not yield results in tracing the cobbler. However, they interrogated several local cobblers based on Sagar’s statements.
Besides finding the cobbler as a witness, the police recovered shoes, soles and a shoe-sized roller from Sagar’s residence in Ram Nagar, Alambagh. They also found a diary and books about freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, whom Sagar admires, as evidenced by his social media activity.
This incident reflected Bhagat Singh’s historic act of throwing a bomb in the Central Assembly during the British era. Sagar, a class 12 graduate and e-rickshaw driver, comes from a humble background with his father a carpenter and his mother a housewife.
The police have recorded the statements of Sagar’s family, friends and the owner of the shoe shop.
In this case, along with Sagar and Manoranjan, four others – Neelam, Amul Shinde, Lalit Jha, and Mahesh Kumawat – have been arrested and charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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