He had earlier told the media that "you are wasting time. Go and cover something else."

YSRCP MP Mithun Reddy arrested for slapping Air India manager in NovemberFile photo: Facebook/Peddireddy Mithun Reddy
news Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 08:38

The police have on Saturday night arrested YSRCP MP Mithun Reddy at the Chennai international airport with relation to a case filed on him for manhandling an airport manager at Tirupati on November 26, 2015.

According to reports, the police late on Saturday, raided the houses of YSRCP leaders even before the arrest of Mithun Reddy. Six YSRCP MLAs were house arrested in anticipation of trouble.

The incident allegedly witnessed Lok Sabha MP from the YSR Congress Party P Mithun Reddy reach the airport around 20 minutes before the flight's departure time in November, when counters for domestic flights close at least 45 minutes before departure time.

He is then alleged to have shouted at the manager before slapping him.

Mithun Reddy represents the Rajampet constituency in Kadapa district and he and his followers had bluntly denied the charges since. He had earlier told the media that "you are wasting time. Go and cover something else."

A case was registered against the MP under sections of the IPC relating to voluntarily causing hurt and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.

He is also reported to have been sent to 14 days judicial custody.

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