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

Ruben Ruiz
August 12, 2017

Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar were sent to judicial custody till August 25. The counsel of the accused, Surya Prakash, claims that his clients did not stalk Varika leave aside an allegations of attempted abduction.

When produced in the court, prime accused, Vikas Barala - son of Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Subhash Barala -denied all the charges leveled against following the interrogation at Sector 26 police station on Wednesday.

On Thursday, both Vikas and Ashish were sent to two-day police custody for stalking 29-year-old Varnika Kundu last week.

Meanwhile, investigators are still clueless about the whereabouts of the vehicle and the persons accused, police said on Friday. Regarding the incident, there was a huge outrage on the streets and in Parliament. Two non-bailable sections have also been added to try to kidnap the case registered against Vikas Barla, after which the arrest has been made.

However, Subhash Barala has said that there is no political interference in the case and the police will take action as per the law.

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On Friday night, several people in Chandigarh held a march "Bekhauf Azaadi" in support of the victim, and to raise awareness on the women safety issue.

Director General of Police, Chandigarh, Tajender Singh Luthra said "on charges of attempt to abduction the duo was arrested".

In another damning evidence in the Chandigarh stalking case, a CCTV footage has been recovered of August 4th which clearly shows accused Vikas Barala purchasing alcohol before chasing down Varnika Kunda at midnight.

However, both were released from the jail after they got bail in the case.

Subhash Barala broke his silence on the matter on Tuesday after being mute for over three days and said, Varnika "is like my daughter".

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