Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police have arrested YSR Congress Party MP Mithun Reddy and his aide for allegedly slapping an Air India official at Tirupati airport last November. The arrests were made at Chennai airport in the early hours of Sunday. The MP and his aide were brought to Tirupati where they were produced before a magistrate, who sent them to judicial custody for 14 days.
Mithun Reddy is a member of Lok Sabha from Rajampet in Kadapa district. A case for assaulting a public servant on duty was filed against Mithun Reddy and 15 others at Yerpedu police station at Renigunta near Tirupati on November 27 last year.
The case was registered on a complaint by Rajasekhar, Air India's station manager at the airport. Mithun Reddy allegedly entered into an argument with Rajasekhar, after getting angry when the latter declined to issue boarding passes for him and his relatives as the boarding was already closed for the Air India flight to Delhi.