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Mohammed Nalapad secures stay from high court in assault case

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Dec 16: The Karnataka High Court has granted eight weeks stay to Mohammed Nalapad, son of Congress MLA N A Harris in the assault and attempted murder case.

Earlier, the lawyer representing Nalapad had pointed out to the court that Central Crime Branch (CCB) police is not legal authority as a police station in the eyes of the law. The defence lawyer pointed out that according to Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) the CCB is not considered as a police station and it cannot file a chargesheet.

Nalapad is presently on bail after spending three months in the prison. Bengaluru police and special public prosecutor Shyam Sundar will file an objection against the stay on the proceedings of the case.


It may be recalled that Mohammed Nalapad was arrested on February 19 after he and his friends brutally assaulted Vidvat, son of a well-known businessman, at Farzi Cafe in the city over some minor issue.

The assault incident, which took place just months before the state assembly elections, had caused considerable embarrassment to the then state government of Congress which had handed over the case to CCB to avoid any accusations of high-handedness. In addition, Nalapad was rusticated from the primary membership of the Congress party and also lost his post of district Youth Congress president.

The CCB charge sheet had mentioned that Nalapad is the one who instigated his aides to attack Vidvat over some trivial matter with the intention of killing Vidvat. Nalapad was charged under section 307, 341, 506, 143 & 144, 146 & 147, 326 and 504 of IPC for attempt to murder, wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation, unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace respectively.

The charge sheet further accused Nalapad of verbally abusing Vidvat, when Vidvat's outstretched leg that was covered in plaster of paris touched Nalapad leg accidentally. Nalapad who got furious by this incident had asked Vidvat to apologize to him and kiss his feet. The charge sheet says that Mohammed Nalapad had reportedly said, "I am the son of local MLA N A Harris. You are not even equal to my shoe. You say sorry and kiss my feet."

Mohammed Nalapad and his aides brutally assaulted Vidvat when he refused to apologize in the manner in which Nalapad demanded resulting in life-threatening injuries to Vidvat.

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