Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rajampet MP arrested for ‘assault’ on Air India official

Chennai: The A.P. police arrested Rajampet MP Peddireddy Midhun Reddy at the Chennai airport early on Sunday on the charge of assaulting an Air India staffer at the Tirupati airport in November 2015.

The police arrested the 38-year-old MP of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on his arrival from Bangkok around 1.30 a.m. An arrest warrant against Mr. Reddy was pending, on a complaint by Air India Tirupati station manager S. Rajasekhar that the MP had assaulted him over issuing boarding passes on November 26.

The official did not immediately file a complaint, but did so later, after persuasion by senior Civil Aviation officials.

The AI staffer sustained fractures in the rib cage and spine and was shifted to a private hospital in Hyderabad.

Immigration officials detained the MP in Chennai and handed him over to the A.P. police.  The MP was later moved to the Nellore sub-jail.
17/01/16 The Hindu
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