Chandigarh Stalker Vikas Barala, After Skipping Police Summons, Gets Arrested

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| August 9 , 2017 , 16:44 IST

Vikas Barala, son of Haryana state BJP chief Subhash Barala along with his friend Ashish Kumar who were accused by the daughter of an IAS officer of stalking her in Chandigarh, did not respond to the police summons on Wednesday to join the probe into the stalking incident.  

After statements from Vikas's father that he would cooperate in the probe, he was arrested in Chandigarh. 

The accused, Vikas and Ashish had been summoned by the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Chandigarh police station at 11 AM on Wednesday. 

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Subhash Barala meanwhile stated that Vikas has left for Chandigarh to join the probe.

"Vikas has left for Chandigarh to join the probe, he will fully cooperate. We respect the law, Vikas has cooperated in the probe earlier as well," said Barala to media.

According to police sources, two more summons would be issued to the accused after which the police can approach the court to obtain warrants for their arrest.

Chandigarh's Director General of Police (DGP) Tejinder S. Luthra said that the city's police, will take necessary steps adding 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 also during the trial," Luthra said.

"I must assure you that everything under the sun will be done to ensure justice," the DGP, who came before the media for the first time five days after the incident that rocked the country, added.

The ruling BJP also washed its hands off from the accused, "Whether Vikas Barala will join the investigation or not, he will decide. The BJP does not have anything to do with it," Haryana BJP spokesman Jawahar Yadav said.