- Mohammed Nalapad's stay in the Central Jail has extended at least up to March 2
- The Sessions Court after hearing both Nalapad and Vidvath's advocates, reserved the verdict to Friday
- Nalapad, Congress MLA NA Haris' son, was arrested for the alleged assault of Vidvath at a restaurant in Bengaluru
It looks like Nalapad is not getting out of jail yet. The hearing on Nalapad assault case of Vidvath was held today in the sessions court, which reserved the verdict for March 2.
Advocate Sebastian had argued for Nalapad, whereas Special Public Prosecutor Shyam Sundar had argued for victim Vidvath. Thus, Nalapad along with his associates will continue to stay at the Central Jail in Parappana Agrahara at least till Friday.
Mohammed Haris Nalapad, son of Shanthinagar MLA NA Haris, in Bengaluru, surrendered to the police on February 19, 37 hours after he along with his seven associates, assaulted Vidvath at UB City. A case was filed against the eight in the Cubbon Park Police Station, as Vidvath was severely injured and admitted to the Mallya Hospital for treatment.
Nalapad and associates were remanded to police custody till February 21. But before his bail plea was heard, Vidvath's father arranged for the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) to hear their side of the story and successfully postponed the hearing of Nalapad's bail plea. Meanwhile, Nalapad and his associates were sent to 14 days' judicial custody and were lodged at the Central Jail, Parappana Agrahara in Bengaluru.
From then onwards, Nalapad's bail plea has been postponed three times. The bail plea was to be heard on February 24, but it was postponed to February 26, owing to the arguments of SPP. Though the hearing started on the 26th, the SPP asked for more time so, it was extended to February 27th. However, now the hearing is complete, but the Sessions Court has reserved its verdict for March 2.
Thus, with no other choice, Nalapad will stay in Parappana Agrahara jail for three more days, at least.
Last Updated 4, Apr 2018, 7:11 PM IST