In a security lapse, a 35-year-old mentally disturbed on Wednesday entered the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and damaged the main door at the old Assembly building, a highly secured area, police said.
He was later nabbed and was being questioned, they said. One Ashok Reddy, who seemed to be under “mental depression”, after scaling the gate No.1 of the Assembly building in the morning hours entered the premises and broke the main door of the building and sat inside the meeting hall, a senior police official said.
“The staff alerted the police after noticing Ashok Reddy sitting inside and verifying the CCTV footage, he has been taken into custody,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said.
Ashok Reddy, belonging to Warangal district of Telangana, is a private employee and was staying along with his wife at Banjara Hills here for the past five months. According to his family members, he had left his house at 5 AM today, the police officer said.
“He seems to be under mental depression and was behaving abnormally for the past few months and last evening he was also taken to a hospital,” he said. A case has been registered against Ashok Reddy in connection with the incident and he is being questioned, police said.
Necessary action will be taken against those responsible for the security lapse after further investigations.
Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state, the first session of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was held in the old Assembly building last month.