Special prosecutor seeks protection

Mohammed Nalapad and his six associates are lodged at the Central prison

India Today Bureau: Special prosecutor in the Nalapad assault case, Shyamsunder has written to the Bengaluru police commissioner seeking protection for himself and his family. After Shyamsundar's request, the police immediately began patrolling around his home. Mohammed Haris Nalapad, also Bengaluru District Youth Congress General Secretary, was sent to judicial custody till March 7 after he attacked an individual over putting up banners during Rahul Gandhi's Bengaluru visit. On Wednesday, Judge of the 8th ACMM Court remanded Mohammed Nalapad and his six associates to Judicial Custody till March 7 for brutally assaulting a person. Commenting on the matter, senior BJP leader R Ashoka said he was shocked that a lawyer could not argue a case in court without fear. "Is there democracy in Karnataka?" Ashoka asked. Mohammed Nalapad and his six associates are lodged at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison in the city. Nalapad had gone absconding after the assault and was untraceable for almost 36 hours after the incident took place on Saturday night. He surrendered before the Cubbon Park police on Monday morning. Right from day his son went absconding, the Karnataka MLA NA Haris has been saying that he should not be punished for the wrongs of his son. With state elections round the corner, Haris is resorting to social media to appeal to his supporters. (With inputs from Ipshita Guha) Ipshita Guha is a student of NSoJ and is an intern with India Today Channel