FIR against Karnataka Congress MLA's son for assaulting youth

Yolanda Curtis
February 18, 2018

Congress MLA NA Harris has been expelled from the party after he assaulted a man in Bengaluru pub. The argument erupted over the victim, who wore a cast for his fractured leg, stretching his limb.

Bengaluru Police on Sunday lodged an FIR against Youth Congress leader Mohammed Haris Nalapad and ten others for allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in the cyber city. Vidwat sustained grievous injuries to his head and face and had to be rushed to a private hospital.

Meanwhile, working president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Dinesh Gundurao said, "Strict action to be taken against people responsible. @CPBlr will take action as per law and bring the guilty to book". Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy assured that the wrongdoers would be arrested. It is said that they also manhandled and threatened Vidwat's brother Sathwik, who came to the hospital after learning about the incident, asking him not to file a police complaint.

The incident took place on Saturday night when Mohammad Nalapad walked in at a high-end pub in UB City with his friends around 11 in the night.

After a heated exchange, Nalapad and his friends allegedly attacked Vidwath and beat him up.

He was appointed the general secretary of the youth Congress after emerging victorious in an election held by the Congress for the post in May 2017. Interestingly Mohammed, who is accused of assault now, is a crusader against drugs and is known to interact with college students as part of his anti-drugs awareness campaign.

The BJP has gone on the offensive in the entire incident, with two of three party aspirants for the Shanthinagar seat taking to the streets in protest against Haris's "Goonda raj" in the constituency. The allegations have caused a major embarrassment to the Congress government as the state goes to polls in April-May.

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".

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