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
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
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
(With inputs from Ipshita Guha)
Ipshita Guha is a student of NSoJ and is an intern with India Today Channel