Jagan Reddy files petitions and seeks an independent probe in knife attack

New Delhi, Nov 1:  YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has filed a writ petition in the Hyderabad High Court seeking a direction to the Andhra Pradesh government to hand over the investigation in the attack on him at Visakhapatnam airport to an independent agency which is not under the control of the state government.On October 25, Reddy suffered a minor injury when a man slashed at him with a small knife at Visakhapatnam airport. The man, Janapalli Srinivas Rao, works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport.The writ petition stated that there has been a conspiracy angle beyond doubt going by the sequence of events and the manner in which the state police and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu have been trying to dilute the incident by doling out incoherent and uncorroborated details to the press even before the investigation began.PTI