K’taka HC Refuses Bail To Nalapad Haris, Saying CCTV Footage Shows Attack Was Horrifying & Terrifying [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to Mohammed Nalapad Haris, son of Congress MLA NA Haris, who’s in judicial custody for allegedly assaulting Vidvat Loganathan, son of a businessman, and stated from the CCTV photos, the assault seems frightening and terrifying.

Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar rejected the bail plea of Nalapad announcing an individual who wields such authority and mighty energy, if launched on bail, is bound to make use of his place to wreck the proof.

“Insofar as the placement of the petitioner in a society is anxious, he’s the son of a sitting MLA and wields energy. This may also be very a lot made out after staring at footages of CCTV protection.

“The manner he and his males attacked the injured brutally displays the exhibition of wielding muscle energy. The indisputable fact that no one within the eating place got here to the rescue of the injured could also be one issue which can’t be overlooked. The complete incident seems to be frightening and terrifying. Therefore, if an individual who wields such authority and mighty energy if launched on bail, it’s positive that he makes use of his place to wreck the proof,” stated the court docket.

“…there are prima facie fabrics to attach the petitioner with non-bailable offences this kind of Section 326 or Section 307 of IPC. More than that, as has been held by means of the Supreme Court in Amarmani Tripathi case, the nature, behaviour method place and status of the accused are essential to be regarded as. It is in order that his misuses his place as he has completed already and to intimate the witnesses and tamper with proof.

“The CCTV photos displays the horrendous setting created when the incident happened and there is not any ensure that such other people will stay quiet with out tampering with proof after they pop out of prison, therefore I come to conclusion that this petition merits dismissal. Petition is brushed aside. Bail rejected,” ordered Justice Kumar.

The 28-year-old Nalapad and others had been booked and jailed on February 21 for allegedly assaulting Vidvat in a cafe at UB City in Bengaluru at the night time of February 17.

Nalapad was once the overall secretary of the Bengaluru District Youth Congress however was once suspended after the incident.  He surrendered earlier than the Cubbon Park Police in Bengaluru on February 19.

A grievance was once registered at the remark of Vidvat’s buddy Praveen who stated Nalapad picked up a controversy as Vidvat may no longer fold his leg which was once forged in a plaster following a fracture. This irked Nalapad and assaulted Vidvat with ice buckets, bottles and so forth and hurled punches and abuses until he misplaced awareness and was once raced to Mallya sanatorium.

The accused then adopted him to the sanatorium and prolonged existence threats to the sufferer.

An area court docket had refused him bail on March 2.

During the listening to earlier than the prime court docket, Nalapad had argued drunken brawl in a bar and eating place has unnecessarily been given a hype by means of the media, each print and digital, simply because he occurs to be a son of sitting MLA.

He additionally argued that with the exception of the offence underneath Section 326 IPC, all different offences had been bailable or even Section 326 isn’t attracted since within the first data document, given by means of Praveen Venkatachalaiah (Vidvat’s buddy), it’s written that Vidvat was once hit with bottles and jugs. According to him, bottle isn’t a perilous weapon; neither a jug too.

He additionally depended on Vidvat’s discharge abstract which confirmed that each one his important statistics had been commonplace when he arrived on the sanatorium.

While pushing aside his bail plea, the court docket cited Supreme Court verdict in Neeru Yadav vs State of Uttar Pradesh and Another reported in 2016 through which it was once held that “We will be failing in our duty if we do not take note of the concept of liberty and its curtailment by law. It is an established fact that a crime though committed against an individual, in all cases it does not retain an individual character. It, on occasions and in certain offences, accentuates and causes harm to the Society. The victim may be an individual, but in the ultimate eventuate, it is the society which is the victim. A crime, as is understood, creates a dent in the law and order situation. In a civilized Society, a crime disturbs orderliness. It affects the peaceful life of the Society. An individual can enjoy his liberty which is definitely of paramount value but he cannot be a law unto himself. He cannot cause harm to others. He cannot be a nuisance to the collective. He cannot be a terror to the Society and that is why Edmund Burke, the great English thinker, almost two centuries and a decade back eloquently spoke thus…”

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Updated: March 14, 2018 — 4:25 pm
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