Cong MLA NA Haris' son surrenders after being booked for thrashing man

Nalapad and his friends had allegedly beaten up Vidwat at the pub-cum-restaurant in UB City on February 7, after they felt offended over the latter extending his feet, cast in plaster, towards their table. The former deputy chief minister visited the victim at Mallya Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condemned the attack and staged demonstration at the police station, seeking the arrest of Nalapad and his friends.

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".

(G.N.S) Dt. 19 Bengaluru City witnessed massive protests on Monday after Youth Congress leader Mohammed Haris Nalapad, accused of assaulting a man at a cafe, surrendered before the police.

The Congress has expelled him for six years. The MLA told reporters that he had advised his son to surrender before the police.

Speaking to the press, Mr. Haris said,"Seasoned politicians from every party know that politicians can only assault toll booth workers without facing any consequences".

A police inspector was also suspended for dereliction of duty in the assault case.

Karnataka is headed for election this year and politics heated up around the assault.

Shettar asked the home minister to take measures to avoid such ugly incidents from happening at sensitive upscale restaurant-cum-pubs situated at UB City. Vidwath refused to do so which led to an argument between the two of them, and after that Nalapad and his friends started beating Vidwath, eyewitnesses said. Police had registered an FIR regarding the attack on media persons, he said.

It was alleged that during the brawl, Vidwat was kicked, punched and his head smashed with a liquor bottle. However, after the fight, Nalapad was missing for a day and has now surrendered. Nalapad and his friends allegedly also tried to attack the victim's brother.

  • Santos West