Vidwath assault case: No relief for Nalapad, judicial custody extended till March 21st

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Sessions Court on Wednesday extended judicial custody of Mohammed Nalapad Haris till 21st March in Bengaluru Pub assault case.

Mohammed Nalapad Haris

The 63rd City Civil and Sessions Court on March 2, denied bail for Mohammed Nalapad Haris and six others in Vidwath assault case on Friday. Mohammed Nalapad Haris, son of Shantinagar MLA NA Haris, has been booked for attempt to murder for allegedly assaulting one Vidwath at the pub-cum-restaurant here on February 17 night.

A red-faced Congress had expelled Nalapad from the party for six years after the incident triggered a political backlash with the BJP and JD(S) accusing the state government of trying to protect him.

General Secretary of the District Youth Congress, Mohammed Nalapad Haris, the son of Shantinagar MLA NA Haris, on February 17, 2018, brutally assaulted Vidwath, leaving him with skull, nasal and rib-cage fractures. Police had booked a case against Nalapad under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Police had earlier booked Nalapad under the IPC Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 143 and 144 (unlawful assembly), 146 and 147 (rioting), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), he said.

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