MLA's son accused of thrashing man in pub brawl

Published: 11th August 2016 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2016 04:30 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: IN a drunken brawl, Shanthinagar MLA N A Haris’s son Umar allegedly thrashed a person over a petty issue at a pub in Shantinagar. According to sources, around 4.30 pm on Wednesday, Umar, who was at Plan B pub, allegedly assaulted a youth. The pub employees tried to pacify them and also informed the police. However, by the time the police arrived, they had left the spot.

Speaking about the issue, pub manager Jyothish said, “It was a stray incident where two people exchanged words. Umar comes to this pub regularly and had come on Wednesday also. He was not involved in it. In fact, he had already left the pub when the incident took place.”

“We warned both of them and told them that we will inform the police if they continue to fight. We also alerted the police. But, by the time they arrived, the duo had left the pub. They looked like students, I am not very sure about them,” he added.

Ashoknagar police station inspector Vijay Hadagali said, “We haven’t received any complaint in this regard. We are trying to trace the injured.”

MLA Haris said, “Umar had met his friend for lunch at the pub. He was there during the brawl and left the place before the duo started assaulting each other. It was between two different people and Umar was not involved in it at all. Just because he was at the pub at the time of the incident, he has been projected as the accused.”

However, an unknown person has captured the visuals of Umar and the victim, who was bleeding, walking out of the pub.

Ashoknagar police sources said, “A youth has written an anonymous complaint to us. In the letter, he has just mentioned that the person who assaulted him ‘claimed to be MLA Haris’s son’. However, Ashoknagar police inspector denied it.

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