Chandigarh stalking: Vikas Barala, friend sent to judicial custody till Aug 25
On August 5, the BJP leader’s son and Ashish Kumar were arrested on charges of stalking and harassing IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh.india Updated: Aug 12, 2017 15:05 IST
The main accused in Chandigarh stalking case Vikas Barala, son of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Haryana unit president Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar were sent to judicial custody till August 25 on Saturday.
On August 5, Barala and Kumar were arrested on charges of stalking and harassing IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh. But he was granted bail on the same day.
The two appeared before duty magistrate Gaurav Datta at the Chandigarh district court on Saturday.
The police cops submitted an application asking for their judicial remand for 14 days. The court allowed the application and the two will now be produced in court on August 24.
After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused appeared before a Chandigarh court on Thursday. The two, were then remanded in two-day police custody and charged with bid to kidnap the 29-year-old woman.
However, the accused have denied before police that they either stalked or made any bid to kidnap her. They, however, have admitted that they were in a car seen in the CCTV footage procured for the case.
Confronted with the footage, Barala recently also admitted he was driving the vehicle and that he - along with Kumar - had consumed beer before hitting the road when Kundu was allegedly stalked.
(With agency inputs)