Almost two months after the incident, YSR Congress MP and close relative of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy , PV Midhun Reddy was on Saturday arrested on assault charges. Midhun Reddy is accused of assaulting a senior staff of Air India on November 26 last year. He was arrested from Chennai airport. Readdy was produced before a court in Srikalahasti, from where he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
Reddy, a Lok Sabha MP from Rajampet in Andhra Pradesh, was caught on camera while assaulting a manager of Air India following an argument to accommodate his relative in the flight after the boarding time was over. Based on the CCTV footage of the assault, an FIR was lodged against Reddy. According to media reports, on the day of the incident, Mithun alongwith some of his relatives, reached the Tirupati airport just 20 to 25 minutes before the flight's departure.
The AI Manager Rajasekhar refused to issue boarding pass as the passengers have to report at least 45 minutes before the flight timing. Angry over being denied boarding pass, Reddy allegedly slapped the manager after a heated argument.