NIA court grants bail to accused in Jagan Reddy airport attack case

J Srinivas, who allegedly attacked YS Jaganmohan Reddy with a knife at last year, was released from Rajamahendravaram central jail on Saturday, a day after a special granted him

He was granted by a court in on May 24 on a personal bond of Rs 30,000 and two sureties after spending seven months in prison.

"I had no intention to attack Jagan. Last year, I had noted down a few points on paper to explain something to Jagan and that is why I went closer to him at the airport. However, Jagan was accidentally hit by a knife," told here after he was released from the jail.

Expressing happiness over Reddy's emphatic win in the recently concluded Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state, called himself a "fan" of the and said he is ready to "sacrifice his life" if proven guilty in the case.

After being attacked last year, Reddy was provided with first aid at the airport lounge as he sustained a minor cut on his left arm. He was later taken to in Hyderabad.

On completion of the probe, NIA officials had submitted a report to the court which released on

YSRCP finished the tally by winning 151 seats, wresting power from TDP whose strength was drastically reduced from 102 in the 2014 elections to a mere 23. YSRCP polled 49.9 per cent votes, while TDP got a 39.2 per cent vote share. One seat went to led by

also bagged 22 Lok Sabha seats out of the 25 in the state during the simultaneous elections while TDP could get only three seats.

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