New Delhi: YSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy was stabbed on the arm at the Visakhapatnam airport on Thursday. The young leader was attacked with a metal object while he was inside the VIP lounge. The images show a bleeding Jagan Reddy surrounded by policemen.
The attacker was identified as one Shrinivas. He works at a restaurant at the same airport. The CISF immediately swung into action and took him in custody. The provocation behind the attack is not known as yet. The attacker is being interrogated.
A YSR Congress leader alleged a “conspiracy by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government”.
A spokesperson of the TDP, led by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, called it “unfortunate” that Jaganmohan Reddy had blamed the ruling party.
Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu too, has expressed shock over the incident.” I strongly condemn this cowardly attack,we will punish the guilty.Investigations are underway, started immediately,” he tweeted.
Shocked by attack on Mr Jagan Reddy,Asked all agencies to investigate matter thoroughly,including @CISFHQrs .Asked secretary civil aviation to fix responsibility.I strongly condemn this cowardly attack,we will punish the guilty.Investigations are underway, started immediately
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) October 25, 2018
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi called the attack as cowardly and termed it a major “security breach”.
I strongly condemn the cowardly attack on @ysjagan this is a major security lapse which must be probed @sureshpprabhu how can a person bring a dagger inside the airport,and in a lounge ,politicians are vulnerable with this NEW phenomenon of selfies
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) October 25, 2018
The Governor has asked for a report on the incident.