New Delhi: YSRCP leader Jaganmohan Reddy who was attacked by an unidentified waiter on Thursday at the Vizag Airport and sustained minor injuries refused to record his statement with the Andhra Pradesh police citing her had no trust in them. Also Read - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ishant Sharma Shines as Delhi Beat Andhra Pradesh to Register Second Straight Win of Season
The YSRCP leader who admitted to Omega Hospital in Hyderabad was discharged today and was approached by a police team to record his statement. Reddy said that he will give his statement to any other investigation agency but not to the state police. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Chaos at KT Rama Rao's Rally; Free Water to 9 Lakh People; more
Reddy, who had sustained an injury on his left arm spent about 24 hours in the hospital. The doctors have advised him a week’s rest also. The YSRCP chief later left for his residence in the city. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: CM Rao Suffers Chest Infection; NIT Warangal Distributes Over 100 Free Laptops; more
Jaganmohan Reddy was attacked with a small knife by a youth working as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport and who came close to the leader to take a selfie. The incident occurred when Reddy was waiting to board a flight to Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, YSRCP leader YV Subba Reddy and two others moved the Hyderabad High Court today, seeking a probe by a central agency into the attack on Reddy.
Police in Visakhapatnam said they were still investigating the case. Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha told reporters today that the police would seek custody of the accused.
The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) reiterated allegations that the attack on Jagan was part of a conspiracy to destabilise the state. On Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu blamed Modi government for indulging in dirty politics. Accusing the centre of plotting all the drama, Naidu had said that the Modi government was trying to threaten their government. He further said, “Jagan Reddy should have complained to the police.”
He had earlier questioned the Centre as to who was responsible for the attack which took place on YSRCP leader Jaganmohan Reddy at the Vishakhapatnam airport.