Mohammed Haris Nalapad expelled from Cong for assaulting businessman

Mohammed Haris Nalapad expelled from Cong for assaulting businessman

Ronald Pratt
February 21, 2018

In what will come as a major embarrassment for the ruling Congress in Karnataka, the son of N.A. Haris, one of its MLAs, has been accused of assaulting a youth after an argument in a high-end mall in Bengaluru on Saturday night. Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it the son of an MLA or anyone else.

The victim was then rushed to the nearby Mallya Hospital for treatment, but the group reportedly followed him there and threatened him.

Supporters of the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (Secular) had gathered outside the police station to protest, while supporters of Haris, a member of the legislative assembly, had also turned up.

"I did not know where my son was since Sunday, as he switched off his mobile after I scolded him for assaulting an innocent victim", asserted Haris.

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Following a case filed against MLA Harris's son Mohammed Nalapad by Vidyut, who was allegedly assaulted, Nalapad has now surrendered before the Cubbon Park Police. The MLA told reporters that he had advised his son to surrender before the police. As the incident had triggered a political backlash with the BJP and JD (S) accusing the state government of trying to protect Nalapad, who was the Bengaluru District Youth Congress general secretary, a red-faced Congress expelled him from the party for six years.

On his part, Home Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy visited the hospital and assured his family of arresting Mohammed Nalpad at the earliest.

"The police have not imposed IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) in the FIR against Mohammed despite availability of CCTV footages of attack", Vidvat's father said. Police had registered an FIR regarding the attack on media persons, he said.

They are alleged to have kicked Vidwat, punched him and smashed a liquor bottle on his head. "We are looking for Nalapad and the other accused", said an officer of Cubbon Park police station who asked not to be named. Nalapad and his friends allegedly also tried to attack the victim's brother.