On October 30, YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy sought details of security clearances at the Vishakhapatnam airport, in the wake of the attack on Jagan.

Jagans attacker his employer did not have security clearance at airport RTIFile Image
news Controversy Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 17:17

The man who attacked Jagan Mohan Reddy did not have security clearance to access sensitive parts of the Vishakhapatnam airport, according to an RTI reply by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. The RTI application was filed by YSRCP’s Vijayasai Reddy. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) said no permission was given to Fusion Foods owner Harshavardhan Prasad Chowdhary – reportedly a TDP man – and his employee J Srinivasan Rao, who attacked Jagan, to access sensitive parts of Vishakhapatnam airport.

Following the sudden attack on Jagan at the Vishakhapatnam airport on October 25, YSRCP and TDP have been involved in a war of words, accusing each other of conspiracy. While TDP alleged that YSRCP and BJP are plotting to destabilise the TDP-led Andhra government, the YSRCP has claimed that TDP attempted to endanger the life of their leader.

On October 30, YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy sought details of security clearances at the Vishakhapatnam airport, in the wake of the attack on Jagan. Specifically, he wanted details about the accused and his employer. The RTO application had 13 questions.

BCAS Director General Kumar Rajesh Chandra in his reply said that neither the accused nor his employer have submitted any application for AEP (Aerodrome Entry Permit) to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, nor has an AEP been given to either of them. There is no permission given to J Srinivas to work in the Cafeteria, the reply added.

The DG has also stated that the temporary AEP which is valid for a month, only permits the AEP holder to go till the Departure Terminal (D) Zone, while maintaining that the accused and his employer had not sought any permission from the Lounge Officer/Manager of Airports Authority of India (AAI) or from the state government’s Protocol Officer.

The reply has also claimed that records are being collected from AAI to know who all are permitted to work for Fusion Foods restaurant.

 

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