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Attack on Jagan at Vizag Airport was pre-planned

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Visakhapatam: Jaripalli Srinivas (L) who attacked YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy with a knife, according to the police, sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie, on Oct 25, 2018. The attacker works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport. A commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) overpowered the attacker, who was handed over to police. (Photo: IANS) by .
Jaripalli Srinivas (L) who attacked YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy with a knife, according to the police, sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie

The knife attack on YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam Airport on October 25 last year was pre-planned…reports Asian Lite News

Visakhapatam: YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy at City Neuro Hospital after he was attacked with a knife by a young man who, according to the police, sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie, on Oct 25, 2018. The attacker, identified as Jaripalli Srinivas, works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport. A commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) overpowered the attacker, who was handed over to police. (Photo: IANS) by .
YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy at City Neuro Hospital after he was attacked with a knife by a young man who, according to the police, sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie

Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha told reporters that accused Janipalli Srinivas had planned the attack on October 18 but he could not execute the plan as the opposition leader had left for Hyderabad a day earlier.

Jagan, as the YSRCP leader is popularly knows, was injured when Srinivas, a worker at the airport canteen, attacked him with a cockfight knife as the leader of opposition was waiting to board a flight to Hyderbad.

Jagan, who sustained a bleeding cut on his left upper arm, continued his journey and got admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

Revealing the details of the investigation, the Police Commission said on the day of the attack Srinivas had left home at 4.55 a.m. after sterilising the knife.

Visakhapatam: A knife which was used by a young man who attacked YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in Visakhapatam on Oct 25, 2018. According to the police the attacker identified as Jaripalli Srinivas, works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport. A commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) overpowered the attacker, who was handed over to police. (Photo: IANS) by .
A knife which was used by a young man who attacked YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in Visakhapatam

Around 8 a.m. he rang up his friends Hemalatha and Sheikh Ammaji to tell them ‘you will see me on television today’. He again sterilised the knife in the canteen before proceeding to the VIP lounge to attack Jagan.

Police said Srinivas, who had prepared a flexi of Jagan in January 2017, carried out the attack to get publicity.

Immediately after the attack, leaders of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had termed it as an internal ploy of YSRCP to gain public sympathy.

Visakhapatam: YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy after being discharged from hospital in Visakhapatam on Oct 26, 2018. He was attacked with a knife by a young man who, according to the police, sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie. (Photo: IANS) by .
YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy after being discharged from hospital in Visakhapatam

Jagan had refused to record his statement before Andhra Pradesh Police saying he had no trust in agencies controlled by the state government.

YSR Congress leader Y.S. Subba Reddy had filed a petition in Hyderabad High Court seeking directions to the Centre to hand over the case to either the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The High Court on December 22 gave two weeks time to the Andhra Pradesh government and the Centre to act according to Section 6 of the NIA Act. A division bench said that till then the investigations by Visakhapatnam police can continue but they can’t file the chargesheet. It adjourned the hearing till January 4.