Karnataka High Court Grants Conditional Bail To Mohammed Nalapad Haris, Son Of Congress MLA

| June 14 , 2018 , 12:39 IST

After spending 115 days in jail, Mohammed Nalapad Haris, the son of Congress MLA NA Haris on Thursday has been granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court in an assault case. As per the conditions of the court, Nalapad cannot step outside the state without permission of the court, and has to submit his passport. In addition, Nalapad has to furnish a bond of Rs 2 lakh and 2 sureties, TV reports said.

This marks the third bail plea filed by Nalapad, after the first two were rejected on March 14 by the 8th ACMM Court and then again on May 30 by the Bengaluru City and Civil Court.

Nalapad was arrested on February 19, two days after he and his associates allegedly assaulted Vidvat, the son of a prominent businessman in an uptown cafe in Bengaluru after an altercation. The chargesheet filed by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) over the incident reveals that Nalapad initiated the altercation and provoked his aides to murder 24-year-old Vidvat.

“I am a son of local MLA NA Haris. You are not even equal to my shoe. You say sorry and kiss my feet,” Nalapad reportedly said before hitting Vidvat with glass bottles, ice buckets and other items.

“If you don’t say ‘sorry’, then I will kill you here only,” Nalapad reportedly said.

Based on the chargesheet submitted to the court which contains 23 witness statements, the clash was triggered when Nalapad's leg touched Vidvat's right leg which had been covered in plaster since he was recovering from an accident.

Charges filed against Nalapad include attempt to murder (section 307 of the Indian Penal Code), although the initial FIR against him was registered under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 143 and 144 (unlawful assembly), 146 and 147 (rioting), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the IPC.

Special Public Prosecutor Shyam Sundar appearing on behalf of Vidvat argued that the injuries inflicted on his client were not only grievous, but also not limited to a single place.