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Parliament panel divided over punishing Mann

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New Delhi: Members of the Parliamentary panel investigating AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s controversial video of the Parliament House complex, on Tuesday, failed to adopt a draft report following differences over quantum of punishment, with some opposing any punitive action as he had not been attending the House on the orders of the Speaker.

The committee, headed by BJP’s Kirit Somaiya, met yesterday to finalise a draft report after Mann tendered an unconditional apology and withdrew his remarks that Prime Minister Modi be also summoned for inviting ISI officials to Pathankot airbase after a terror attack there.

While there was unanimity on security aspects recommended by the panel, there were differences on the punishment to be handed down to him. The nine-member panel will meet again today.            –PTI