Major security lapses in Parliament; CCTVs not working, no screening of visitors: Panel

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New Delhi, April 22: In an embarrassment for the government, a Parliament committee has found several major lapses in the security cover around the temple of democracy.

According to the report prepared by the committee, many CCTV cameras of the Parliament are not working while 12 gates in the high-security complex don't have proper facilities for screening of visitors.

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The committee consisted of former home secretary RK Singh and former Mumbai Police commissioner Satpal Singh.

The report which has been submitted to the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Ministry of Home Affairs, also says that there are no bullet proof jackets for CISF soldiers who guard the complex.

The findings of the committee are significant given the fact that the Parliament has been attacked by terrorists in 2001.

On December 13, 2001, five terrorists stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons.

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