There was commotion in the Lok Sabha on Friday when a man tried to jump into the House chamber soon after the proceedings were adjourned following protests over the demonetisation issue.
Soon after the House assembled, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for nearly 40 minutes following stormy Opposition protests and the members started leaving the Chamber.
Suddenly, an Opposition member, who had earlier trooped into the Well, pointed out that security personnel in the Visitors’ Gallery were grappling with a person whose right foot was hanging from the wooden fence.
He was apprehended by about security personnel as he was trying to jump into the Lok Sabha Chamber.
Delhi Police personnel in plain clothes are usually seated in the front rows of the Visitors’ Gallery to prevent such incidents.
While the Speaker had left, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not in the House. Senior ministers including Arun Jaitley and leaders such as Mulayam Singh Yadav were in the House when the incident took place.