A Bengaluru Court on Monday sent Youth Congress leader Mohammed Haris Nalapad, who was accused of assaulting a youth in Bengaluru, to two-days police custody. Nalapad had earlier today surrendered before the police.
Nalapad, son of Karnataka Congress MLA NA Haris, was on Sunday expelled as the Bengaluru District Youth Congress General Secretary after it was reported that he allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in Bengaluru.
"Mohammed Haris Nalapad, Gen Sec of B'luru city Youth Congress, has been expelled from Congress party for 6 years. Atrocities in any form is not tolerated in @INCKarnataka. Legal actions have been taken against those responsible. The victim will be served justice," KPCC chief G Parameshwara tweeted on Sunday.
After the FIR was filed, it was reported that Nalapad had gone missing.
Bengaluru: BJP workers protest outside Cubbon Park police station against Congress MLA NA Haris's son Mohammed Haris Nalapad who is accused of allegedly thrashing a man in a pub. pic.twitter.com/owb9xfgcqD— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2018
The incident happened on Saturday night when Nalapad, with his friends, walked into a pub in UB City around 10 pm. According to reports, the victim, identified as Vidwath was having dinner in the same pub with his friend. Nalapad and his friends reportedly told Vidwath, who had a plaster on one of his legs, to "sit properly".
After a heated exchange, Nalapad and his friends allegedly attacked Vidwath and beat him up. The victim was rushed to the nearby Mallya Hospital for treatment, but the group reportedly followed him there and allegedly beat him up again. Nalapad and his friends allegedly also tried to attack the victim's brother.
Reacting to the incident, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the offenders would be punished "regardless of who they are".