Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala along with friend Ashish arrested in the Chandigarh Stalking Case. They will be produced before court on Thursday. The FIR has been done on non-bailable sections – 365 and 511.
‘We had called both the accused for interrogation this morning, and so we have come across a number of details and the statement of the two has been recorded. Combining the evidences previously found and the interrogation, two charges have been applied against the accused – attempt of abduction – under section 365 and 511. We have arrested both the accused and they ll be presented in the court tomorrow. We’ll pled the court to give us police custody remand.’ – DGP Tajender Singh Luthra said.
DSP Satish Kumar and Pawan Kumar were present at the police station when Vikas and his friend arrived.
We have new evidences that support the case like the CCTV footage, interrogation, and soon the crime scene will be recreated, added Luthra.
Number of Policemen waited for hours today at the sector 26 police station in Chandigarh as Vikas barala (23), the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala arrived three hours late.
Congress workers and NSUI members protested outside the police station in Sector 26 demanding arrest of the accused.
Drunk and reckless the accused Vikas Barala and his friend Aashish were charged with stalking and attempt to abduct a 28 year old girl Varnika Kundu, daughter of an IAS officer.
“Their breath smelled of alcohol and their eyes were red (congestion of the conjunctiva) and both denied to give blood and urine samples to testify the blood alcohol content,” reads the report prepared by doctors of the civil hospital at Manimanjra in Chandigarh.
Efforts were made to delete the CCTV footage, the two refused to give blood and urine samples and had also paid no attention to summon and did not appear in the police station this morning.
Calling her “Beti Varnika”, Mr Barala said, “We respect the law.”
Facebook and twitter have yet again proved to be powerful tools, as Ms Kundu’s facebook post and women across the country using #AintNoCinderella hastag on twitter brought light to the case.
Vikas Barala and his friend were earlier let off within hours of their arrest because the charges against them – stalking and drink driving – are bailable. The police decided against a tougher kidnapping charge claiming Ms Kundu did not refer to it in her statement before the magistrate.
Mr Barala’s resignation has been ruled out by the BJP, asserting that the case had nothing to do with him but his son.