YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) head Jagan Mohan Reddy suffered arm injury on Thursday after he was attacked by a sharp knife-like object at the Visakhapatnam Airport. The man behind the attack was identified as Srinivas who is a staff with the airport canteen. He was immediately dragged away by the police and taken into custody.
The Visakhapatnam Airport has issued a Statement which states the following points:
Here's the full statement:
Earlier in the day, YRSCP leader YV Subba Reddy termed the incident as a major security lapse while mentioning that the accused in this case worked at a restaurant belonging to TDP leader.
"It is 100% security lapse, and the government here are not providing any security to its opposition leader. Reason we cannot know unless we find who the person was. But how come he entered airport, because airport is...even a nailcutter," he said while speaking excluisively to Republic TV.
However, the ruling party, TDP, has rejected any claims of their involvement in this crime, while dismissing the comments made by YSRCP against them. Speaking on the allegations against his party, Srinivas Kesineni said:
"That is totally baseless. The investigation is going on. Once the enquiry gets over, we will get to know who the person is and what actually happened. Police enquiry is going on. We cannot come upto any kind of conclusion. YSRCP will as usual try to take a political mileage on this. So once the police enquiry is over, we'll get to know the facts."
Whereas, Andhra Pradesh DGP RP Thakur said that the attack was for 'publicity sake'.
"Srinivas belongs to YSRCP and the act is for publicity sake", he said.