Officials said that the security detail at the Indian parliamentary complex went into a brief alert after a BJP MP's vehicle hits a security barrier by accident leading to deployment of counter-terror measures at the sensitive facility.
The incident took place at around 9:30 am on Tuesday, reports NDTV.
According to the officials, ground embedded iron spikes were activated after the vehicle hit the barrier and armed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commandos got to their active positions along the MP's entrance gate that opens on the Vijay Chowk side.
The tyres of the Uttar Pradesh-registration bearing Innova Crysta vehicle which belongs to Vinod Kumar Sonkar, BJP MP from Kaushambi, got deflated immediately as they climbed on the spikes that sprouted out in response of the barrier being hit.
A senior official involved in parliament security said to NDTV, "The BJP MP's SUV hit the boom barrier accidentally. However, all counter-terror measures were activated at the parliament complex as part of the standard operating procedures,".
Pictures taken during the incident showed troops of CRPF's Parliament Duty Group taking offensive positions behind an armoured vehicle that blocked the road that leads up to the main parliament complex.
The incident sent the security apparatus in an alarm for a few moment and the affected vehicle was later towed away, he added.
It was not clear if the MP was also present in the SUV at the time of the incident.
The parliament is sitting for the second spell of the Budget session from March 2 to April 3.