LS panel probing Mann issue gets 1-week more to submit report
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday gave one more week's time to the Lok Sabha panel probing the issue of Bhagwant Mann shooting a video of The Parliament 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 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 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," she 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 Parliament complex. He had also videographed a room where Parliament questions were being sorted.