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Speaker suggests frisking legislators after Kashmir Assembly breach

india Updated: Oct 09, 2012 19:40 IST
Peerzada Ashiq

As five cops face suspension after three youth stormed the state assembly on Monday, speaker Akbar Lone on Tuesday said legislators, ministers and even chief minister will have to face frisking to stop repeat of Monday's episode.

"I will see to it that every member is frisked. There will be no compromise on security of the House and the members," said Lone.

Three youth jumped into the well of house from the public gallery on Monday raising slogans and displaying flags of a newly-floated party of BJP rebels. The three have been put behind the bars toll October 10.

Five cops manning the assembly have been placed under suspension pending inquiry into the fact that the flags were smuggled into the assembly. These cops were posted on one of the many entrances of the state legislative complex.

The assembly has unanimously supported action against the BJP legislator Jagdish Raj Sapolia for facilitating the entry of the trio into the assembly on passes. The trio claims association with Sapolia's J-K Democratic Front. The MLA also drove the tri up to the assembly complex.

The security has been beefed up following the yesterday's episode. Independent MLA Abdul Rasheed, an MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, accused the security forces of not allowing his personal assistant despite a valid pass.

"How can a lawmaker be trusted who lacks belief in the Indian Constitution. You are demanding plebiscite, go and demand it outside this house," speaker Lone told the MLA.