Chandigarh Court Sends Vikas Barala, Friend To Judicial Custody Till Aug 25August 12, 2017 15:07
Chandigarh Court Sends Vikas Barala, Friend To Judicial Custody Till Aug 25:- A Chandigarh court has sent the accused in Harayana stalking case, Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar to judicial custody till August 25.
For stalking 29-year-old Varnika Kundu last week, both Vikas and Ashish were sent to two-day police custody. Vikas is the son of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala. Vikas along with his friend were arrested when they appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station after being summoned in the case on Thursday. Regarding the incident, there was a huge outrage on the streets and in Parliament. However, Subhash Barala refuted the claims of pressurizing or influencing the police in the case.
Director General of Police, Chandigarh, Tajender Singh Luthra said “on charges of attempt to abduction the duo was arrested.” Moreover, IPC 365 and 511 have been filed against them. After examining the CCTV footage of the incident, police arrested the duo. It said that they had sufficient evidence against the accused.
Under 160 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the case has been filed against Barala under Section 354D (stalking), 341 (wrongful restraint), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 185 MV Act (rash driving), the summon was issued to the duo.
On charges of stalking and harassing IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh, Vikas and Kumar were initially arrested. However, both of them were granted bail the same day.
Subhash Barala broke his silence on the matter on Tuesday
after being silent for over three days. He further stated that, Varnika “is like my daughter” and assured action against his son.