Lalit Mohan Jha is a former Indian teacher who was held responsible for the Parliament security breach on the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack on 13 December 2023.
Lalit Mohan Jha was born in the year 1991 (age 33 years; as of 2024) in Darbhanga, Bihar, India, and later moved to Kolkata.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Lalit Jha’s father, Devanand Jha, is a retired temple priest and his mother, Manjula Jha, is a daily wager. Lalit has an elder brother named Shambhu Jha.
Wife & Children
There is no information about Lalit Jha’s marital status.
Lalit Mohan Jha worked as a teacher in the Burrabazar area of Kolkata and quit in 2021.
Breaching parliament security
Lalit Mohan Jha was arrested after causing a well-planned intrusion into the Lok Sabha. The incident occurred on the 22nd anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack and it involved six individuals, with four of them being charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for alleged terrorism. Two individuals named Sagar Sharma and Manoranjan D jumped into the Lok Sabha during the zero hour from the general public gallery. They released yellow smoke from the canisters and shouted slogans before they were tackled by the MPs and security personnel. On the other hand, other two individuals named Anmol Dhanraj Shinde and Neelam Devi released yellow smoke from the canisters and shouted slogans outside the parliament. Lalit Mohan Jha is said to be the mastermind behind the incident who was making videos of the entire scene and left the premises and went to Rajasthan soon after. It was allegedly said that the purpose of doing this was to enact revolutionary Bhagat Singh’s action of throwing bombs inside the Central Assembly during British rule in India. After a few days of the incident, Lalit Jha came to the police station himself and surrendered. A police official was quoted saying that
- Lalit was hugely inspired by freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, philosopher and orator Jiddu Krishnamurti, Cuban communist revolutionary Fidel Castro, and socialist poet Adam Gondavi.
- He has served as the general secretary of the unregistered NGO Samyabadi Subhash Sabha.
- Lalit Jha runs a tutorial home in Girish Park, Kolkata (as of 2023).
- During his days in Kolkata, Lalit was known to have been a very private person who barely talked to anyone outside or in the neighbourhood.