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NIA questions accused in Jagan knife attack case

IANS  |  Visakhapatnam 

The (NIA) on Sunday questioned J. Srinivas Rao, an accused in the knife attack on Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan

A day after getting the custody of the accused, the NIA officials brought him from to and questioned him at the (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 He is likely to be taken to Airport where the investigators will re-create the crime scene.

The NIA may later shift to or some other location for further questioning.

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

The of opposition, who sustained a bleeding cut on his left upper arm, continued his journey and got admitted in a hospital in

After the attack, leaders of the ruling termed it as a ploy of YSRCP to gain public sympathy.

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

YSRCP leaders had approached the 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.

The in on Friday sent to NIA custody for a week.

In another development, 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.

Naidu vowed to protect the powers of the state. He alleged that this was the best example that and had joined hands.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:14 IST