Haryana stalking case: Vikas, friend sent to judicial custody till Aug 25

Haryana stalking case: Vikas, friend sent to judicial custody till Aug 25

In the aftermath of Varnika Kundu's stalking by Haryana state BJP chief Subhash Barala's son, scores of women here took out a protest march late in the night to drive home the message they were "free to move around at any time".

Defence counsel Surya Prakash said: "both the youths have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody".

A CCTV camera footage showing the two accused, Vikas Barala and his accomplice Ashish, buying liquor from an outlet in Sector 9 Chandigarh has surfaced in the high profile Varnika Kundu stalking and attempted abduction case.

The accused were sent to two-day police custody by a court here on Friday.

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The development comes after the police earlier released a video footage showing the one of the accused (Ashish) buying alcohol before chasing Varnika Kundu's auto on the night of August 4. Vikas along with his friend were arrested when they appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station after being summoned in the case on Thursday.

Allegations on BJP backing the accused has been surfacing as Subhash Barala, father of Vikas are the chief of BJP Haryana.

There was a massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament regarding the stalking incident, with the Congress accusing the ruling party of protecting the accused. After examining the CCTV footage of the incident, police arrested the duo.

Director General of Police, Chandigarh, Tajender Singh Luthra said they were arrested on charges of attempt to abduction and IPC 365 and 511 have been filed against them. They were, however, granted bail on the same day. He further stated that, Varnika "is like my daughter" and assured action against his son.

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