Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, his friend Ashish sent to two-day police custody

Chandigarh: A Chandigarh court on Thursday sent Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar, who were accused in a stalking case, to two-day police custody.

Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas (in blue shirt)
Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas (in blue shirt) and his friend Ashish Kumar sent to two-day police custody

On August 5, Vikas Barala, Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Subhash Barala’s son, and his friend were arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing an IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh. They was, however, granted bail on the same day.

Following this, a notice was issued to both the accused 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).

Director General of Police Chandigarh Tajender Singh Luthra had said that Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish were slapped with charges of abduction.

Vikas and Ashish appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station yesterday following which they was arrested.