Bengaluru, Feb 18: Bengaluru Police on Sunday lodged an FIR against Youth Congress leader Mohammed Haris Nalapad and ten others for allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in the cyber city. Haris not only allegedly thrashed the person but also threatened the victim at the hospital where he was receiving treatment. Haris is the son Congress MLA N A Haris. Also Read - Siddaramaiah Detained as Karnataka Congress Marches to CM Yediyurappa’s House Against Bidar Sedition Case
The incident trigerred public outrage compelling Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to issue his clarification. In a tweet, Siidaramaih said that no person will be spared even if he is a Congress worker. ” Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are. No less, no more.@CPBlr will take action as per law and bring the guilty to book,” tweeted Siddaramaih. Also Read - Karnataka Bypolls: After Congress' Rout, Veteran Leader Siddaramaiah Quits as Leader of Opposition
Echoing similar sentiments, Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundurao said that Haris has been expelled from the party. “Strict action to be taken against people responsible. There won’t be any sort of protection whether it’s a person in Congress or outside. Mohd Haris Nalapad was involved too. We’ve decided to expel him from Congress,” said Gundarao. Also Read - Yediyurappa Video: Congress Seeks Dismissal of Karnataka CM, BJP Chief Amit Shah
Commenting on the incident, Haris’s father said that he does not know whereabouts of his son. He added he will ensure his son does not indulge in similar incidents. “I don’t know where he is currently. Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it son of a MLA or anyone else. I have always advised my son to never do anything wrong. I will see that my son does not do anything like this again,” said N A Haris.