Security tightened at Vizag airport after attack on YS Jagan

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The recent attack on YSRCP and opposition leader YS Jagan has raised security concerns at the Vizag airport. Post the attack, the authorities have tightened the security and imposed restrictions.

Barring the passengers boarding flights, the officials have restricted the entry of other visitors into the airport. Post the attack on YS Jagan on Thursday, a few supporters of the leader tried to attack the ticket counters. In this light, the ticket issuing services too have been temporarily stopped.

Also, the past few days have seen an interruption in the issue of corporate and other passes. Visitors and aides of prominent people are being allowed only up to the main entrance of Vizag airport.

Reportedly, several airline companies operating in Vizag airport have been issued a notice by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Informedly, the notice orders the employees of these airlines to carry a police verification certificate in order to be allowed inside.

What had happened?

YSR Congress Party Chief, YS Jagan, was attacked with a knife at Vizag airport on Thursday. The attack left the politician with an injury to his left shoulder.

The attacker, identified as Srinivas from East Godavari district, a worker at the airport, attacked Jagan after asking him for a selfie. When Srinivas tried to attack Jagan for the second time, he was overpowered by the people surrounding the leader.

After taking the first-aid here, the politician flew to Hyderabad, where he was admitted to a hospital for further treatment.

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