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Haryana stalking case: Vikas, friend sent to judicial custody till Aug 25

Haryana stalking case: Vikas, friend sent to judicial custody till Aug 25

After this decision, both the accused will be kept under judicial custody till August 25. Meanwhile, ANI had reported that Director General of Police (DGP) Chandigarh Tajender Singh Luthra had said that Vikas and his friend Ashish were slapped with charges of abduction. The CCTV footage can be used as an evidence.

Vikas, the son of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala, and Kumar were arrested on Thursday when they appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station after being summoned in the case.

In the footage, Barala along with his friend Ashish Kumar were seen buying alcohol from a shop located in Chandigarh sector 9, strengthening the victim's claim that they were allegedly intoxicated on the night when the incident took place.

The accused were sent to two-day police custody by a court here on Friday.

Refuting all the charges leveled by the victim, Barala said that he did not chase Varnika's vehicle.

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"Attempt of abduction, two sections 365 and 511 has been added".

Allegations on BJP backing the accused has been surfacing as Subhash Barala, father of Vikas are the chief of BJP Haryana.

On August 5, Vikas Barala was arrested along with Ashish on the charges of stalking and harassing an IAS officer's daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh. The case has garnered overwhelming support from people all around the country, with various media houses campaigning for the stalker son's arrest.

At the time of the incident, both were reportedly heavily drunk.

According to NDTV, the minor girl's lawyer had said that the accused had threatened and browbeaten the victim into keeping silent about the kidnapping.


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