outside the Parliament building, with the result the deceased terrorists wereunable to get free and easy access to the Parliament House building. Theattack was foiled due to the immediate reaction of the security personnelpresent at the spot and complex. There was a fierce gun-battle lasting for nearly 30 minutes. As mentioned earlier, nine persons including eight securitypersonnel and one gardener lost their lives in the attack and 16 personsincluding 13 security personnel, received injuries. The five assailants werekilled.(v) From the evidence of PW5 who was the ASI in-charge of Escort-Ivehicle of the Vice-President, we get the details of the origin of the incident. Hestated that at about 11.30 a.m. one white Ambassador car having red lightentered the Parliament complex and came to the point where the carcade of the Vice-President was waiting near Gate No.11. Since the escort vehicle wasblocking the way, the car turned towards left. He got suspicious and orderedthe vehicle to stop. Then, the driver of the Ambassador car reversed thevehicle and while doing so struck the rear side of the car of the Vice-President.When the car was about to move away, he and the driver of the Vice-President's car ran towards the car and caught hold of the collar of the driver.As he was trying to drive away, PW5 took out his revolver. At that juncture,the five persons in the car got out of it and quickly started laying wires anddetonators. Then PW5 fired a shot, which struck on the leg of one of theterrorists. The terrorist also returned the fire as a result of which he received abullet injury on his right thigh. There was further exchange of fire. Theevidence of other witnesses reveal that there was hectic movement of theterrorists from gate to gate within the complex firing at the security men onduty and the latter returning the fire.(vi) The Station House Officer of Parliament Street Police Station, ShriG.L. Mehta (PW1) along with his team of police personnel reached the spotafter receiving a wireless message. By that time, the firing spree was over.PW1 cordoned off the area. He found one deceased terrorist lying oppositeGate No.1 of the Parliament building, one deceased terrorist at the porch of Gate No.5 and three deceased terrorists lying in the porch of Gate No.9. TheBomb Disposal Squad of NSG, a photographer and a crime team weresummoned to the spot. PW1 then deputed three Sub-Inspectors (PWs2 to 4) toconduct investigation at the three gates. PW1 then examined the spot of occurrence, prepared a rough sketch of the scene of occurrence and seizedvarious articles including arms and ammunition, live and empty cartridges andthe car and the documents found therein. Blood samples were also lifted fromvarious spots. The photographs of the five slain terrorists were caused to betaken. Then, he sent the dead bodies to the mortuary in the hospital for postmortem.(vii) After the Bomb Disposal Squad had rendered the area safe and hispreliminary observations were over, PW1 recorded the statement of S.I. ShamSingh (PW55) who was in the security team of Vice-President. On the basis of this statement, 'Rukka' (Ext.PW1/1) was prepared and PW1 despatched thesame to the police station at about 5 p.m. This formed the basis for registration of First Information Report. The FIR was registered for offencesunder Sections 121, 121A, 122, 124, 120-B, 186, 332, 353, 302, 307 IPC,Sections 3, 4 & 5 of the Explosive Substances Act and Sections 25 & 27 of theArms Act by the Head Constable (PW14) of the Parliament Street PoliceStation. The copy of FIR was sent to the Court on the same day, as seen fromthe endorsement on the document (PW 14/1). The further investigation was,taken up by the special cell of Delhi Police.(viii) Investigations conducted by PW1 and his team of officers led to therecovery and seizure of the following articles inter alia:A white ambassador car, DL3CJ1527, with a VIP red light. The car had asticker of the Home Ministry (subsequently found to be fake) on the windshield(Ex. PW 1/8) containing an inscription at the rear denigrating India andreflecting a resolve to 'destroy' it. Certain papers relating to the car were foundinside the car.