Congress MLA's son Mohammed Haris Nalapad sent to 2-days police custody

Ray Weaver
February 21, 2018

Haris Nalapad is accused of thrashing a man in a pub in Bengaluru's UB City. Nalapad is the son of Congress MLA NA Haris.

He was immediately rushed to the city's Mallya Hospital for treatment.

"We are also looking into the allegation that Nalapad went to the hospital late at night to threaten Vidwath and prevent him from filing a complaint with the police", added the police officer. "He did so (surrender) after I chided him and wanted to punish him".

His son, Mohammed Haris Nalapad (27), who is also general secretary of Bengaluru District Youth Congress Committee, allegedly assaulted Vidwath, son of a well-known businessman, Loknath.

Karnataka Congress lawmaker's son Mohammad Harris Nalapad, who is accused of beating up an injured man at a restaurant on Saturday, has surrendered today. "But, when I found him, I asked him to surrender as a law-abiding member of the House", he said.

The ruling Congress on Sunday expelled Nalapad, 24, from the party's primary membership for 6 years.

Haris said he did not put any pressure on the state government.

Circle Inspector of Cubbon Park, Vijay Hadagali, has been suspended for allegedly helping the MLA's son and the ACP Manjunath Talawar has been transferred to Police Commissioner's Office for dereliction of duty.

Karnataka is headed for election this year and politics heated up around the assault. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy assured that the wrongdoers would be arrested. Police have booked a case against Nalapad under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Police had registered an FIR regarding the attack on media persons, he said.

Earlier in the day, Haris told reporters at his residence that he had advised his son through his friends to surrender to avoid a non-bailable warrant being issued by a local court against him for evading arrest by the police.

It was alleged that during the brawl, Vidwat was kicked, punched and his head smashed with a liquor bottle. The group reportedly even tried to assault the victim's brother.

Other reports by Insurance News

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