Bengaluru: Mohammed Harris Nalapad appeared in the 8th additional chief metropolitan magistrate court amid heavy presence of police personnel. His bail application was rejected and he was remanded to judicial custody. Mohammed Nalapad (24), son of Congress legislator N A Harris, is the prime suspect in the brawl at Farzi Cafe in UB City on the night of February 17. Nalapad and six of his associates are accused of assaulting L Vidwath, who was also dining in that cafe.
Supporters of Nalapad had filed through the corridor to greet him, when he was being brought to the court with other suspects. He waved to his supporters and said there was nothing to worry. Soon after Nalapad entered the courtroom, he did not greet the magistrate with folded hands and a bow as is the custom. He only stood straight with hands on his back
Nalapad was seen observing the proceedings. He kept looking at the judge M Mahesh Babu closely.
When Special Public Prosecutor M S Shyamsundar sought Nalapad’s judicial custody and the rejection of his bail application, Nalapad looked disappointed. When the judge remanded all the suspects in judicial custody until March 7, Nalapad looked at him in disbelief. Police allowed Nalapad to shake hands with his supporters while escorting him out of the courtroom.