HYDERABAD: A 35-year-old ‘mentally disturbed’ person on Wednesday broke into the high security area of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, bypassing a three-tier security cordon.
The accused has been identified as Ashok Reddy. He also damaged the main door of the old Assembly hall just to ‘spend some time inside’. Ashok was later noticed sitting under a tree by some Assembly recorders and was handed over to the special police officers (SPO).
During interrogation, it was learnt that Ashok did not have any untoward intentions and just wanted to spend some time in the Assembly. “He scaled gate number 1 in the early hours to enter the premises and later broke the main door of the building and sat in the meeting hall,” deputy commissioner of police (central zone) BV Kamalasan Reddy said.
Ashok hails from Pasra village in Warangal district. He is a private employee and has been residing in Gowrishankar Nagar of Banjara Hills for the past five months. According to his family members, police said, he left at 5 am on Wednesday. “He seems to be in severe depression from the last 5-6 years and was taken to hospital on Tuesday after complaining of low BP. Early in the morning on Wednesday he forced himself out and reached the Assembly on foot,” the DCP said.
A case has been registered on charges of trespassing and damaging public property, police said and added that action will be taken after investigation against those responsible for the lapse.
Meanwhile DGP (SPF, Telangana) Tejdeep Kaur Menon said two constables and one head constable have been suspended and further investigations are on.