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Haryana stalking case: Vikas Barala reaches police station hours after summon

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Published : Aug 9, 2017, 3:33 pm IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2017, 3:50 pm IST

Haryana BJP chief son, Vikas Barala reached the police station almost after three hours.

Heavy security at Sector 26 Police station in Chandigarh where Vikas Barala has appeared for questioning. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Heavy security at Sector 26 Police station in Chandigarh where Vikas Barala has appeared for questioning. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Chandigarh: Haryana BJP chief’s son, Vikas Barala, accused of stalking 29-year-old Varnika Kundu appeared before Chandigarh Police for questioning on Wednesday. 

Security was tightened outside the police station since morning. 

The Chandigarh Police had earlier on Wednesday asked Vikas to appear before the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector-26 Police Station at 11 am 'sharp'. But the state BJP chief son appeared almost after three hours.

Police and media battled rain and waited for Vikas to arrive for questioning in the stalking case.   

The Chandigarh Police on Wednesday said it has sufficient evidence to establish that the accused, Vikas and his friend, stalked and chased Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh late on Friday night. Varnika had also alleged that Vikas tried to open her car door.

“Additional evidence is welcome but we now have sufficient CCTV footage,” ANI quoted Chandigarh DGP Tejinder Luthra as saying.

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala said, "The moment we learnt about the notice, Vikas headed for Chandigarh. He will cooperate fully with the police." 

Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested on August 5 on charges of stalking and harassing IAS officer's daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh. They were, however, granted bail on the same day.

A case was registered by the Chandigarh Police against Vikas and other youth under under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the CRPC on the basis of complaint filed by the woman.

After being mute for over three days, Subhash Barala finally broke his silence on the matter on Tuesday. Addressing media, Subhash said Varnika "is like his daughter" and assured action against his son.

Tags: chandigarh stalking case, vikas barala, haryana bjp chief son, police summon, varnika kundu
Location: India, Chandigarh, Chandigarh