Chandigarh stalking case: Vikash Barla released from jail

Chandigarh stalking case: Vikash Barla released from jail

A top BJP leader's son who was booked for stalking and attempting to abduct a Chandigarh-based woman previous year was granted bail today.

Barala, a student of law, has been confined in Chandigarh's Burail jail since August 9, 2017.

His counsel had sought a regular bail last month from the high court, submitting his client had been behind bars for four months.

Varnika Kundu, a 29-year-old woman and the daughter of a senior Haryana cadre IAS officer, has accused Vikas and one of his friends of stalking and trying to kidnap her in August last year. Vikas is the son of Haryana BJP chief Subash Barala.

Earlier, the court had ordered the Chandigarh Police to provide information on call details of Barala, son and his friend Ashish Kumar.

Contacted for her comment, Kundu said, " As I have maintained throughout, I continue to keep my faith in the system which has worked well for the victim so far.


"No application was filed on behalf of the prosecution alleging that the accused had made any attempt to influence anybody", said Vinod Ghai, the counsel for Vikas. On December 7, the High Court had granted bail to him to appear in an examination on December 18 under police custody.

Kundu's lawyer did not oppose the bail but said that the accused belongs to an influential family and could delay the trial and also try to influence witnesses, hence the bail be made time-bound.

Kundu's father, who was present at the hearing, told reporters that though bail was granted, it was conditional.

The men were arrested following her complaint but released on bail as they were booked under bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicles Act.

Later, the police added two more sections for attempted kidnapping.

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