Depressed man barges into Andhra Assembly
Aman in his late 20s, who was undergoing treatment for depression, walked inside the Andhra Pradesh Assembly by breaking open a wooden door, laying bare security lapses on the highly protected premises recently. The intruder — identified as Gujjula Ashok Reddy later — was seen loitering around. He was arrested and produced before a local court. Viewing the stranger’s intrusion as a serious security lapse, the Saifabad police decided to submit a report on the incident to the Special Protection Force providing security to the premises of A.P. and Telangana Assemblies.
The incident left the Legislature secretariat officials red-faced. Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, who visited the Assembly premises, took serious exception to the security lapse.