Relief to Mohammed Nalapad Harris after 115 days, HC grants him conditional bail
Bengaluru (IBT): In a major relief to Mohammed Nalapad Haris, the son of Congress MLA NA Haris, the Karnataka High Court granted him a conditional bail on Thursday, June 14. Nalapad was in judicial custody in an attempt-to-murder case for about 115 days.
The son of Congress MLA from the Shanthinagar constituency has been accused of attacking a youth in a café in UB City on February 17.
Nalapad has now been asked to surrender his passport in court and also furnish a bond of Rs 2 lakh along with two sureties.
The court proceedings have been going on for a while now and on Wednesday, June 13, Justice John Michael Cunha is said to have heard the matter for about two hours. He then reserved the verdict on Nalapad’s bail plea for Thursday.
At the hearing, Nalapad’s advocate B V Acharya said that even if the evidence is taken into consideration, the allegation clearly says he had only slapped and kicked Vidvat L and it did not amount to attempt-to-murder and Section 307 made no sense in this case, reported the Times of India.
Acharya also said that the altercation had broken out in February over an argument on the spot and it wasn’t a premeditated brawl. The advocate also noted that in case the court was worried that Nalapad came from an influential family and would pressurise the victim to withdraw the case, the court could grant the bail with strict, specified restrictions.
However, special public prosecutor M S Shaym Sundar argued that there is much more to the case and claimed that Nalapad had attacked Vidvat several times. Not just that, he had even followed the victim to Mallya Hospital, which proves that there is much more to the case than meets the eye.