A hearing was held in the Kodi-Kathi (chicken knife) case on Tuesday in the NIA court in connection with the attack on Jagan Mohan Reddy in 2019 in Visakhapatnam airport while he was the Leader of the Opposition.
Accused Janipalli Srinivasa Rao and CISF Assistant Commandant Dinesh Kumar, an eyewitness in the case, attended the hearing. The NIA court questioned the accused and noted the details.
Previously, the NIA court had ordered that the victim attend the hearing, but CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, who was the victim, did not attend. Once again, the NIA court adjourned the hearing to March 14 and ordered that the victim CM Jagan appears before the court.
The accused Srinivasa Rao has been in jail since the incident took place and bail has not been granted to date. The judge enquired about the chicken knife used in the attack and directed the investigating officers to produce it before the court. NIA has been carrying out the investigation since then.
On the other hand, the family members of the accused Srinivas Rao appealed to CM Jagan to grant him bail.
The court has already rejected the bail applications made by the family members of Srinivas Rao, who is still a remand prisoner in jail.
Srinivas Rao, who was arrested after the chicken knife attack, has been a remand prisoner in Rajahmundry Central Jail since then. In order to apply for bail, the parents of the accused keep visiting the CM’s camp office for a no-objection letter from CM Jagan. However, there was no response.