Land Grab Case Filed Against Mohammed Nalapad, Congress MLA Haris’ SonMohammed Haris Nalapad, son of Congress MLA for Shanthinagar, Bengaluru, N A Haris. (Photo: Facebook)

Mohammed Nalapad, son of Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Shanthinagar, N A Haris, currently lodged in jail as the the prime accused and slapped with murder charges in Vidvat assault case, is now in fresh trouble over allegations of land grab in a prime locality in Bengaluru.

Deccan Herald reports that Bengaluru Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF), acting on the basis of a complaint by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) revenue officials, has filed a first information report (FIR) against Nalapad and 17 others for encroaching 3 acres and 29 guntas of land near Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee head office in Vasanth Nagar.

The complaint was filed by Vasanth Nagar revenue inspector Seetharam and revenue officer Lingaiah.

Speaking to the newspaper, BMTF Additional Director General of Police Prashant Kumar Thakur said, “BBMP commissioner has registered complaints that 33 properties in Millers Tank Bund have been encroached upon and Mohammed Nalapad is also among the accused. Currently, the documents are being verified and the accused have been directed to produce their documents for verification. Action will be taken after the document verification.”

Nalapad, who is the general secretary of Karnataka Youth Congress and associated with Nalapad Group, which runs a chain of hotels and banquet halls in Bengaluru, has faced serious allegations of extorting money from local restaurateurs and pub owners. Given that many high-end areas like M G Road and Brigade Road fall under his father's assembly constituency, Shanthinagar, he is reported to have used his political muscle to extort money, leaving the owners helpless as the police in the area are reportedly turning a blind eye to his illegal acts.

Last year, Nalapad attacked a person named Peter, who was later admitted to Chinmaya Mission Hospital in Indiranagar. Although a complaint was filed, police did not register an FIR.

In 2016, Nalapad and three friends attacked a security guard at the Bowring Club after the guard asked him to move his car from the parking lot meant only for members.

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