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Bhagwant Mann barred from Lok Sabha till Dec 9

The AAP leader was being probed for posting a video footage of the Parliament on a social media site

PTI  |  New Delhi 

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday gave one more week's time to the panel probing the issue of shooting a video of complex and asked the (AAP) member not to attend the House till a decision is taken in the matter.

The nine-member panel, chaired by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Kirit Somaiya, has now been granted time till December 9 to submit its report. The inquiry committee was to submit its report on Friday.

Mahajan informed the house that the AAP member would not attend the proceedings of the house till December 9.

She said the decision has been taken after receiving a request from the panel's chairman seeking extension.

"I have acceded to the request for extension of one more week time and the committee may present their report by Friday, December 9, 2016," Mahajan said.

In view of the seriousness of the matter, Mann is further advised not to attend the House till a decision is taken in the matter, the Speaker added.

The committee was set up on July 25, a week after Mann had put out in the social media a video of his vehicle passing security barricades and entering the complex. He had also videographed a room where questions were being sorted.

After facing flak for his act, Mann had defended his move, saying he was only showing people how Parliament functioned.

Later, he had appeared before the committee and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suspension from the for "compromising security" by allowing Pakistan's spy agency ISI inside the Pathankot airbase after the terror attack. He had also sought that Modi too be summoned by the committee.

Recently, Mann withdrew his remarks against the Prime Minister and tendered an unconditional apology to the committee.

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 13:40 IST