A day after getting the custody of the accused, the NIA officials brought him from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam and questioned him at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training centre in the port city.
According to police sources, the 29-year-old accused was questioned for three hours in the presence of his lawyer. He is likely to be taken to Visakhapatnam Airport where the investigators will re-create the crime scene.
Jagan, as the YSRCP leader is popularly known, was injured when Srinivas, a worker at the airport canteen, attacked him with a knife used in cockfight. Jagan was attacked as he was waiting to board a flight to Hyderabad.
After the attack, leaders of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) termed it as a ploy of YSRCP to gain public sympathy.
YSRCP leaders had approached the Hyderabad High Court seeking a probe into the attack by a central agency. On the directions of the Union Home Ministry, the NIA booked a case on January 1 and took up the investigations.
In another development, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday came down heavily on the Centre for handing over the case to the NIA. He said the State would challenge the decision in a court.
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