Jagan Reddy attacker released from central jail; NIA grants bail
May 25, 2019, 8:45 PM IST
Amaravati: A youth, who attacked YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) president YS Jaganmohan Reddy with a knife at Visakhapatnam Airport, Andhra Pradesh, in October last year is now out on bail.
Srinivasa Rao alias Srinivas was released from Rajahmundry central jail, a day after NIA special court in Vijayawada granted him bail.
Rao claimed that he didn’t deliberately carry out the attack and said that he met Reddy to discuss issues relating to Andhra Pradesh people. However, he further claimed that a knife that he happened to be carrying hurt the YSRCP leader.
Claiming that he is a fan of Jagan Reddy, Srinivas said he was ready to undergo narco analysis test to prove his innocence. The accused also went on to say that when people began thrashing him after the incident, it wa Jaganmohan Reddy, who intervened.
Srinivas said he was happy that Jagan Reddy would be the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan, who sustained a cut on his left upper arm, continued his journey and got admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.