The son of a prominent Congress MLA NA Haris has been accused of a hit and run.
Mohammad Nalapad, the son of NA Harris, the Congress MLA from Shanthinagar constituency in Bangalore, allegedly rammed his Bentley into a motorbike and an auto, which caused injuries to a few people last Sunday. Nalapad then fled the scene. The next day, his gunman appeared before the police to own up to the accident, telling them he was the one behind the car.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) BR Ravikanthe Gowda said, “Nalapad’s gunman had claimed he was at the wheel. But eyewitnesses claim Mohammad Nalapad was at the wheel. He had fled the scene. We have now issued him a notice for questioning”. Gowda, however, said the police have eyewitnesses and technical evidence to prove Nalapad was in the driver’s seat.
This isn’t the first time that Mohammad Nalapad has found himself at odds with the law — two years ago, he had allegedly brutally attacked a youth at an upscale pub in Bengaluru. He was arrested and had spent 116 days behind bars. He was out on bail when the latest hit-and-run occurred.
BJP spokesperson S Prakash called Nalapad a serial offender and said he should be sent to jail. “This is not the first time he has shown his high-handedness,” said Prakash. “No lessons learnt and he is insulting his father by repeating these offences.” The Congress said the law will take its own course, with state party unit chief Dinesh Gundu Rao saying he is not fully aware of the facts of the matter.