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The accused has been sent to two weeks of judicial remand till January 25.
NIA officials allege that the SIT, who say that the case in no way was related to national security, is refusing to share the case details.
The man and woman, in their 50s, sustained "serious" but non-life-threatening injuries.
The assault happened in full public view about 4 pm on Saturday in the Kancheepuram market. The suspects Sakthi and Vasanth fled the spot.
As Jagan rejected their earlier requests for the same, the SIT officials again sent notices to the Opposition Leader four days ago under Section 160 of the CrPC.
China has suffered a number of such incidents in recent years, blamed largely on the mentally ill or people bearing grudges.
Even on a recent occasion, the attacker had erected banners with his photograph and Jagan in the village.
In a letter, Janepalli Srinivasa Rao said he was an ardent fan of late Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu condemns knife attack, terms YSRC chief’s behaviour ‘pathetic and irresponsible’
Speaking at a press conference late in the night, he wondered how could the YSRC find fault with the State government when an avowed fan of Jagan had attacked him.
Johal, was attacked in the Southall suburb of west London in March and rushed to hospital with stab wounds but died a short time later.
The accused stole a car at knife point and hit a cyclist, at which point the car burst into flames and abandoned it, police said.
Two police officers approached two sleeping men and asked them to move on. One then pulled out a knife and refused to drop it when asked.
The motivation for the attack was still not known and the investigation has not so far found evidence to classify it as an act of terrorism, another source close to the inquiry said.
Knife attacks by disgruntled people in public places and schools to highlight their grievances periodically occur in China.
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