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Arrested Chandigarh Stalker Vikas Barala Charged With Kidnapping

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| August 9 , 2017 , 18:14 IST

Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala along with his friend Ashish Kumar were once again arrested by the Chandigarh police for stalking the daughter of an IAS officer, Varnika Kundu.

Although earlier the duo had been arrested the day the stalking was reported, they were soon bailed out, however now Vikas and Ashish have been booked under non-bailable sections on allegations of attempt to abduct and attempt to commit offence for stalking Varnika.

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Vikas and Ashish appeared before the police on Wednesday afternoon after refusing to respond to summons issued for the morning, and were interrogated by police officials for two hours before they were booked under Section 365 (kidnapping or abduction with intent to confine person) and Section 511 (attempt to commit offence punishable with life imprisonment).

The Chandigarh Police faced heavy criticism for what was being perceived as delayed action due to political pressure over the incident that happened on the night of August 4 when the accused chased Varnika's car in their SUV around midnight.

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However, BJP spokespersons as wells as state chief Subhash Barala, father of the accused, maintained that justice would be given to Varnika.

Despite assurances of Subhash Barala, Vikas and Ashish had skipped the police summons which had called for them to appear before police at 11 AM and arrived only around 2:30 PM after further pressure.

Chandigarh's Director General of Police Tejinder S. Luthra told the media on Wednesday morning that the accused had refused to give their blood and urine samples to the doctor conducting their medical examination on Saturday.

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"The doctor on duty wanted to take the blood and urine samples, but the accused being law graduates knew the law too well. Therefore, they refused to give their samples. However, such refusal can be held against them in the investigation and during the trial," he said.

"I must assure you that everything under the sun will be done to ensure justice," said Luthra.

BJP also denied any political intervention in the proceedings.

"Vikas (Barala) and BJP are both separate. The opposition parties are trying to mislead people by saying that the BJP is influencing probe in this matter. We deny this. The BJP does not have anything to do with it," said Haryana BJP spokesman Jawahar Yadav.