Bengluru: A Congress MLA's son and his friends allegedly assaulted a man at a restaurant in the upmarket UB City area after they felt offended at the manner he was sitting at his table. Haris Nalapad is accused of thrashing a man in a pub in Bengaluru's UB City.
Shortly after he was taken into police custody, BJP and JD (S) workers began protesting outside the Cubbon Park Police Station alleging that the Congress was trying to shield Nalapad, and demanded that MLA NA Haris resign from his position., reported CNN-News18.
Following Congress MLA son's surrender, his lawyer B Usman said, "MH Nalapad's arrest procedure is complete, he will be produced before a district court". The victim was rushed to the nearby Mallya Hospital for treatment, but the group reportedly followed him there and allegedly beat him up again.
Based on Praveen's complaint, Cubbon Park police registered a case against Nalapad and 10 others under sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 147 (rioting) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
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Meanwhile, a scuffle broke out between Nalapad's supporters and media personnel at the Cubbon Park police station. "One can not cover up something wrong so I have asked my son to surrender", NA Harris told TNM. Though the youth is brutally assaulted, the police have not booked attempt-to-murder case. Sensing trouble, state Congress had expelled Mohammed on Sunday morning who was also the general secretary of youth congress (Bengaluru) for six years.
Speaking on this incident, Congress MLA NA Haris said, "Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it the son of an MLA or anyone else". The police will arrest him. After the incident, Haris had claimed that his6 son was hiding somewhere without his knowledge.
In response to a tweet by historian Ramachandra Guha, the state chief minister Siddaramaiah tweeted: "Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are".