Haris Nalapad is accused of thrashing a man in a pub in Bengaluru's UB City.
But MLA NA Harris's son Mohammed Nalapad, who is also the Bangalore District Youth Congress General Secretary, took umbrage and brutally beat up Vidhwat, even as the crowd and the management in the restro-bar watched from the sidelines.
The government had also initiated disciplinary proceedings against Cubbon Park inspector Vijay Hadagali and Assistant Commissioner of Police Manjunath on Sunday before transferring the case to Central Crime Branch.
Shortly after he was taken into police custody, BJP and JD (S) workers began protesting outside the Cubbon Park Police Station alleging that the Congress was trying to shield Nalapad, and demanded that MLA NA Haris resign from his position., reported CNN-News18. Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it the son of an MLA or anyone else. Sources claimed that members of a prominent film family in the city were present at the hospital and had to convince Mohammed Nalapad to leave the facility. The state government had come under huge pressure after BJP and opposition parties strongly condemned the incident and also launched a series of protests in the city mainly at Cubbon Park police station since Sunday.
Calling it a "ghastly incident", Dinesh Gundu Row, the working president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, said police would arrest all the accused.
Haris represents the Shantinagar assembly segment in city central.
Cubbon Park police filed an FIR at 3:30 am on Sunday despite the complaint against Nalapad having been registered at 10:30 pm on Saturday.
Mohammed and a few others allegedly assaulted a few people near Ulsoor while putting up a flex.
Historian Ramachandra Guha, a resident of Bengaluru, shred this news on his Twitter handle, demanding strict action against Nalapad, which sparked an uproar on the social media. He tweeted, "Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are".