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Police summon Haryana BJP chief's son in stalking case

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Published : Aug 9, 2017, 9:05 am IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2017, 11:07 am IST

The Chandigarh Police had on Monday retrieved 'lost' CCTV footage of Kundu being chased by the accused. 

29-year-old Varnika Kundu had accused Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking her after midnight on Friday. (Photo: Screengrab)
 29-year-old Varnika Kundu had accused Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking her after midnight on Friday. (Photo: Screengrab)

Chandigarh: Police on Wednesday summoned Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala, accused of stalking IAS officer’s daughter in Chandigarh late on Friday night.

The Chandigarh Police has asked Vikas to appear before the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector-26 Police Station at 11 a.m. 'sharp', according to ANI.

The notice been issued 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).

As per sources, the notice has been issued to both the accused in the case. While Ashish Kumar accepted the notice, Vikas did not, following which the Chandigarh police pasted the summons outside Barala's residence, ANI reported.

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29-year-old Varnika Kundu had accused Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking her after midnight on Friday. She had also alleged that Vikas tried to open her car door.

She had filed a police complaint on the same night, following which Vikas and his friend were arrested. However, they were later released on bail.

The Chandigarh Police had on Monday retrieved “lost” CCTV footage of Kundu being chased by the accused. 

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

"Investigation is being done in the case. Whatever action is required it will be taken against Vikas in this case. BJP bats for daughter's freedom and Varnika Kundu is like my daughter. Neither I nor BJP is pressuring anyone in this matter," he told ANI exclusively.

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Location: India, Chandigarh, Chandigarh