Son Of Haryana BJP Chief Arrested For Stalking Girl Gets Bail

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| August 6 , 2017 , 09:00 IST

Son of Haryana state BJP chief Subhash Barala, Vikas Barala along with his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested for allegedly stalking a girl in Chandigarh but were later released on bail triggering political outcry.  

"We received a complaint from a girl (who was driving a car) that somebody was chasing her. We flashed the number of vehicle and found two boys sitting in the SUV. Then PCR staff located them and apprehended them," UT Chandigarh Police DSP Satish Kumar said to media on Saturday.

"After getting complaint from the girl, we booked both Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar and arrested them immediately," the DSP said.

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According to reports, the accused attempted stopping the girl's vehicle twice or thrice and also attempted to enter the vehicle.

Vikas and his friend Ashish were booked under section 354 D (stalking) of IPC and 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs), the police said, both sections being bailable.

Regarding the sudden bailing of the accused, police maintained that they did not face any political pressure to save the son of Haryana's ruling party chief.

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"There is no political pressure. There was no phone call (of politicians). Whatever action has been taken in this case was on the basis of girl's statement," insisted the DSP.

The BJP Haryana chief Barala said in a statement, "We respect the law and law has taken its course. Truth will soon come out through the court. I have full faith in the law."

Amidst calls for the ouster of BJP chief Barala, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said "This issue is not of Subhash Barala. It is an individual issue and law will take its own course."