Cops will probe if Nalapad had guns, says Ramalinga Reddy

The police will investigate whether Shanthinagar legislator N A Haris’s son, Mohammed Haris Nalapad, illegally possessed firearms, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Monday.

But Reddy made it clear that just because Nalapad had posed with firearms in social media posts, it doesn’t mean he is in possession of weapons. “No weapons were found in his possession when his house was searched. I am not trying to defend him. His father (Haris) has a licence. But I will ask the police to investigate this,” he told reporters.

BJP parliamentarian Shobha Karandlaje earlier claimed Nalapad was in illegal possession of seven weapons. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, along with Reddy, even held a meeting with Haris on how to defuse the situation, she claimed.

Reddy denied having any such meeting with Haris. “I saw him only in the Legislative Assembly during the session recently,” he added.

Reddy said he would ask the police to also explore the ‘bitcoin’ or ‘hawala’ angle. When asked if Nalapad would be included in the history sheet, Reddy said the police would take a call on that.

‘Haris attended meet’

BJP spokesperson S Suresh Kumar claimed Reddy held a meeting in his office to review the case and had invited Haris.

The police will investigate whether Shanthinagar legislator N A Haris’s son, Mohammed Haris Nalapad, illegally possessed firearms, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Monday.

But Reddy made it clear that just because Nalapad had posed with firearms in social media posts, it doesn’t mean he is in possession of weapons. “No weapons were found in his possession when his house was searched. I am not trying to defend him. His father (Haris) has a licence. But I will ask the police to investigate this,” he told reporters.

BJP parliamentarian Shobha Karandlaje earlier claimed Nalapad was in illegal possession of seven weapons. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, along with Reddy, even held a meeting with Haris on how to defuse the situation, she claimed.

Reddy denied having any such meeting with Haris. “I saw him only in the Legislative Assembly during the session recently,” he added.

Reddy said he would ask the police to also explore the ‘bitcoin’ or ‘hawala’ angle. When asked if Nalapad would be included in the history sheet, Reddy said the police would take a call on that.

‘Haris attended meet’

BJP spokesperson S Suresh Kumar claimed Reddy held a meeting in his office to review the case and had invited Haris.

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