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Varnika Kundu stalking case: Vikas files fresh bail plea, seeks CCTV footage of police station

punjab Updated: Sep 08, 2017 11:59 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Aneesha Bedi
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Vikas Barala

Vikas Barala, the main accused in the Chandigarh stalking case, on Thursday filed a fresh bail plea in the court of additional district and sessions judge. The court has issued notice to the UT police for Friday.

A lower court on August 29 dismissed the bail petition of Vikas and his friend Ashish Verma on the grounds of “humanity and lack of respect for womanhood” shown by them.

Vikas has also sought the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the Sector-26 police station where the first information report (FIR) was registered.

Defence counsel Surya Parkash stated in the plea that the entire case was fabricated. The plea alleges that the FIR was registered with “foolproof planning” and the “complaint was well drafted after taking legal advice”.

While seeking the CCTV footage to make “the whole truth come out”, the plea states that along with complainant Varnika Kundu, a local DJ, and her father, VS Kundu, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, two advocates were also present at the police station.

The plea states the CCTV footage will also help establish if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders put pressure on the police. Vikas is the son of Haryana BJP chief.

Raising questions on the police working, the plea also accuses cops of changing their statements before the media. After claiming that the two had been booked for kidnap bid, cops told some mediapersons that the relevant sections had not been added in the FIR, alleges the plea.

The plea also accuses police of violating rules by arresting Vikas and Ashish when they appeared in the police station on being served a notice.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 11:58 IST