Chandigarh Court Sends Vikas Barala, Friend To Judicial Custody Till Aug 25

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This comes in the backdrop of the recent stalking case when woman was followed by two men in a auto - one of who was Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party chief Subhash Barala's son. The court had sent them to two-day police remand. However, based on the public prosecutor's plea, the court granted two-day police custody of the accused on grounds that they were needed to reconstruct the crime scene and establishing motive behind the crime.

On Wednesday, the police made a decision to press attempt to kidnap charge against Vikas Barala and another person, who had allegedly stalked and tried to abduct the daughter of an IAS officer, officials had said. Vikas is the son of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala. Regarding the incident, there was a huge outrage on the streets and in Parliament. Vikas along with his friend were arrested when they appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station after being summoned in the case on Thursday.

Subhash Barala, however, rebuffed the claim of pressurising or influencing the police in the case.

Summary: The victim, Varnika Kundu, is the daughter of an IAS officer.

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After the incident, Kundu filed a complaint and the duo was booked on charges of stalking and attempt to kidnap. Moreover, IPC 365 and 511 have been filed against them.

Police has been probing the case for the last five days and whenever they were called, both the youth have joined the investigation, he said.

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. He further stated that, Varnika "is like my daughter" and assured action against his son.

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