Youth involved in Jagan's attack released on bail

A youth involved in the knife attack on Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan at in October last year was released on bail on Saturday.

J. Srinivasa Rao alias Srinivas was released from Rajahmundry Central Jail, a day after in Vijayawada granted him bail.

The youth told reporters after his release that he did not deliberately attack Jagan He claimed that he met the to discuss people's problems and the knife he was carrying accidentally hurt him.

Claiming that he is a fan of Jagan Reddy, Srinivas said he was ready to undergo Narco Analysis test to prove his innocence.

He said after the incident when people around him started thrashing, Jagan intervened to save him.

Srinivas said he was happy that was becoming of His family hoped that the government would drop the case against him.

Interestingly, Srinivas was released on bail two days after YSRCP stormed to power with resounding victory in Assembly elections. is set to take oath as the next week.

Jagan, as the is popularly known, was injured when Srinivas, a worker at the airport canteen, attacked him with a knife used in cockfights on October 25. Jagan was attacked as he was waiting to board a flight to

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

YSRCP had alleged a conspiracy by ruling to kill its leader while the latter termed it as a ploy to gain public sympathy.

Jagan had refused to record his statement before the Police saying he had no trust in agencies controlled by the

On the directions of the Union Home Ministry, the (NIA) booked a case on January 1 and took up the investigation.

Within a month, NIA filed the charge sheet in the case and conveyed to the court that the probe into the conspiracy angle will continue.



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