YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has filed a writ petition in the Hyderabad High Court seeking a direction to the Andhra Pradesh government to hand over the investigation in the attack on him at Visakhapatnam airport to an independent agency which is not under the control of the state government.
On October 25, Reddy suffered a minor injury when a man slashed at him with a small knife at Visakhapatnam airport. The man, Janapalli Srinivas Rao, works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport.
The writ petition stated that there has been a conspiracy angle beyond doubt going by the sequence of events and the manner in which the state police and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu have been trying to dilute the incident by doling out incoherent and uncorroborated details to the press even before the investigation began.
The Leader of Opposition has narrated the events at the Visakhapatnam airport in detail and sought the intervention of the court in directing for an inquiry by an agency which is not within the control of the state as he accused the TDP government of actively pursuing the line to close the case at the earliest without allowing the law to take its own course.
Reddy has named eight respondents in the writ petition beginning with the State of Andhra Pradesh followed by Director General of Police, along with the Chief Minister and others.