Chandigarh Stalking Case: Police Says No CCTV Footage Found, Congress Alleges Cover-Up

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
| August 7 , 2017 , 12:50 IST

As Chandigarh Police on Monday said there were no CCTV footage of Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala's son stalking the daughter of a senior IAS officer in Chandigarh, Congress has alleged that the police is trying to cover up for the Haryana leader's son.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar told the media that they tried to get CCTV footage from nine CCTV cameras along the route, from Sector 7 to Housing Board traffic light point, but all were found to be "non-functional".

The route along which Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar stalked the victim, Varnika Kundu, daughter of Haryana Additional Chief Secretary V.S. Kundu, passes through some prominent and busy parts of Chandigarh including the Sector 26 Police Lines.

The two accused were booked on Saturday. Both were apprehended from the Housing Board light point here and were said to be drunk.

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The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has condemned the attempt to kidnap outrage modesty of the young lady in Chandigarh and said that the BJP Government must punish the guilty and not collude with the culprits and the mindset they represent.

A junior police officer has said, "It is strange that the CCTV cameras of such high-profile areas were not working. This seems to be a cover-up."

The victim and her family have said they will fight the case to its "logical conclusion".