The Congress on Sunday expelled youth leader and MLA NA Haris' son, Mohammed Haris Nalapad, for six years after reports emerged that he assaulted a person in a pub. Also Mohammed Haris Nalapad will be expelled from the Congress party for his involvement in this awful act.
The Congress lawmaker in Karnataka, NA Harris, father of the accused Mohammad Harris Nalapad, said, "Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it the son of an MLA or anyone else".
Cubbon Park police filed an FIR at 3:30 am on Sunday despite the complaint against Nalapad having been registered at 10:30 pm on Saturday.
The group reportedly told the victim, 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, identified as Vidwath, is undergoing treatment at Mallya Hospital.
This latest controversy involving Congress in Karnataka ahead of the state Assembly elections, which are scheduled for April-May 2018, and is likely to create tension for the ruling party in Karnataka. They also demanded Haris's resignation.
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Nalapad's lawyer B Usman said he was named an accused on the basis of CCTV footage from a pub.
The government had also initiated disciplinary proceedings against Cubbon Park inspector Vijay Hadagali and Assistant Commissioner of Police Manjunath on Sunday before transferring the case to Central Crime Branch.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the MLA had said that the law must take its course.
On the opposition's allegation of "hushing up the case", Mr. Haris claimed that he was unaware of his son's whereabouts.
"I am appalled at and strongly condemn the ghastly attack by MLA N A Haris son on innocent Vidwath". Later, he promised to make him surrender before the Police.
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".