Karnataka Congress MLA's son suspended from party for assaulting youth

18 February 2018, 01:50 PM
After a verbal exchange, Nalapad and his friends started hitting Vidvat.
After a verbal exchange, Nalapad and his friends started hitting Vidvat.

Mohammad Haris Nalapad, son of NA Haris, Congress MLA from Shanti Nagar Bengaluru and his friends attacked a 24-year-old youth Vidvat at a restaurant in Bengaluru on Saturday late night over a trivial issue.

Vidvat received grievous injuries and was immediately taken to Mallya Hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

Police have filed an FIR and started an investigation. As per the primary information, Vidvat was having dinner with his friends around 10 pm. Nalapad was also having dinner in the same restaurant with his friends.

An argument ensued when Nalapad confronted Vidvat for putting his legs on a chair. (Vidvat is said to have fractured his leg sometime back so he had put his legs on the chair).

After a verbal exchange, Nalapad and his friends started hitting Vidvat. They did not stop there and followed Vidvat at the hospital where they again attacked him.

Meanwhile, G Parameshwara, President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee informed that Mohammed Haris Nalapad has been suspended from the party for six years.

Dinesh Gundurao, working President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee said, “Strict action to be taken against people responsible. There won't be any sort of protection whether it's a person in Congress or outside. Mohd Haris Nalapad was involved too. We've decided to expel him from Congress.”

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote on Twitter, “Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are. No less, no more.”

"I don't know where he is currently. Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it the son of an MLA or anyone else. I have always advised my son to never do anything wrong. I will see that my son does not do anything like this again," said NA Haris, Father of Mohammed Haris Nalapad.

First Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:57 PM
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