It is now official. Janipalli Srinivas, who made an attempt on the life of YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy with a sharp knife at Visakhapatnam airport on October 25, did not have permission to enter into the airport longue.
This was revealed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in its reply to the letter written by YSRC Rajya Sabha member V Vijay Sai Reddy on Monday.
BCAS director general Kumar Rajesh Chandra said no permission was given to Fusion Foods owner and Telugu Desam Party leader Harshavardhan Prasad Chowdhary and accused J Srinivas to have access in the aerodrome entry point of Vishakhapatnam airport.
Srinivas had only obtained a temporary AEP (Aerodrome Entry Permit) for the period from October 1 to 30 which gave him access only till check-in area of the departure terminal.
“Also, restaurant was allowed to serve food only within the premises of the restaurant, not outside the allocated area for the restaurant,” Sai Reddy said, quoting the BCAS letter.
The response clearly states that Srinivas never had permission to access the VIP lounge. It also pointed out that Srinivas’ criminal track record was also not shared to the BCAS by the restaurant owner.
“Fusion Foods had received license for catering in the departure area only of Visakhapatnam Airport. In the area of departure there was another approval specifically for setting up a restaurant,” Reddy said.