An FIR was registered on Saturday against Karnataka Congress MLA NA Haris' son Mohammed Haris Nalapad and ten others for allegedly assaulting a man in Bengaluru's UB City, said media reports.
Karnataka: FIR registered against Bengaluru District Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammed Haris Nalapad & ten others for allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in Bengaluru's UB City & threatening him at a hospital where he later went for treatment.
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2018
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Nalapad, who is Bengaluru district Youth Congress general secretary, was expelled from the party for six years following the incident, according to News18. President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, G Parameshwara on Sunday informed Nalapad's suspension.
The incident happened when Nalapad, with his friends, walked into a pub in UB City around 10 pm. According to India Today, the victim, identified as Vidwath was having dinner in the same pub with his friend. Nalapad and his friends got into an argument with Vidwath when they asked him to sit properly.
“My friend Vidwath had broken his leg four weeks ago and I had decided to take him out for dinner. We went to Farzi Café at UB City mall. At around 10 pm, Mohammed Haris Nalapad walked into the cafe. Vidwath had stretched his leg out because he couldn’t move it and Nalapad had a problem with it,” Praveen Venkatachalaiah, Vidwath's friend, was quoted as saying by The News Minute.
Respond to the incident, working president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee and national spokesperson Dinesh Gundu Rao condemned the attack and said that nobody is above the law.
Ghastly incident..nobody is above law..police have to take strict action and arrest all concerned, who so ever they may be. Also Mohammed Haris Nalapad will be expelled from the Congress party for his involvement in this terrible act. Condemn in the strongest words. https://t.co/nu3sqaUyvq — Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) February 18, 2018
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday, taking cognisance of the incident, said that "offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are".
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) February 18, 2018
Updated Date: Feb 18, 2018 14:27 PM