Jagan attack case: Hyderabad high court gives Andhra govt, Centre two weeks time

HYDERABAD: The AP government and the Centre have been given two weeks’ time by the high court to take action in accordance to Section 6 of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act in the October 25 Jaganmohan Reddy knife attack case.

The Bench was hearing pleas seeking directions to the Centre to hand over the case to either the NIA or CBI. The bench consisting Chief Justice TB Radhakrishnan and Justice SV Bhatt gave this order.

The bench asked both the Centre and state to act according to Section 6 of the NIA Act. It stated that “Till then, the ongoing investigation by Visakhapatnam police can continue. But, they cannot file the charge sheet as the stay on filing it has been extended.”

Earlier YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was stabbed on his arm by an unidentified assailant at Vishakhapatnam Airport. He received minor injury on his left arm and was given first aid at the airport.

The attacker was identified as Srinivas, employed at the airport canteen, said he was trying to click a selfie with Jagan Mohan Reddy. When the leader obliged, he pretended to take a picture and stabbed Jagan Reddy with a sharp object.

The incident took place at VIP lounge of the Vishakhapatnam airport where Jagan Reddy was waiting for his flight to Hyderabad.