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Chandigarh stalking case: Haryana BJP Chief's son Vikas Barala arrested by police
The police today arrested Haryana state BJP chief's son Vikas Barala, a key accused, who has been facing serious charges of stalking and allegedly harassing an IAS officer's daughter Varnika Kundu since the victim registered her complaint revealing that how the accused attempted to chase her car at midnight. He had been summoned to present himself before Chandigarh police on Wednesday afternoon for questioning.

As per a report of Times Now, the interrogation is still on and Vikas might be detained by evening. The second accused and Vikas's friend was also present in the interrogation.

Earlier, the 29-year-old woman in her complaint had alleged that Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala's son Vikas along with one of his friends first chased her car down and then tried to block her vehicle when she was driving the car alone in Chandigarh on Friday midnight, last week.

Soon after the incident, she called the police informing that she was being chased by the accused and alleged that how the accused attempted to kidnap her.

On the basis of her complaint, Vikas was arrested for stalking and harassing the daughter of a bureaucrat by the police on August 5. As per media reports, Vikas and his friend were booked by the Chandigarh police under the Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the CRPC. However, later, he was granted the bail on the same day.

And today, the police added Section 365 with Section 511 (attempt to abduct with intent to wrongful confinement) of IPC to the case.

The BJP's Haryana Unit Chief finally spoke to the media on Tuesday in this matter saying that Varnika was 'like his daughter' and also clarified that there will be a fair probe without any pressure and political influence, as reported by ANI.

The leader said, "Varnika is like my daughter, there is no pressure to influence the investigation."

He added, "The law should take its own course, the BJP is a party which believes in women's rights and freedom."

While BJP's Member of Parliament, RK Saini from Haryana's Kurukshetra constituency, had come out in support of the victim on Monday, demanding that Barala should resign from his post, according to ANI.

Saini said, "Before someone points a finger, to save the party's image, he (Barala) must resign."

On the other hand, the main accused Vikas Barala has made a quite shocking revelation in this case. According to a report of News18, Barala has given the excuse that he chased the 29-year-old woman because he had placed a bet with his friend as to whether the driver of the car was a man or woman.

According to police sources, the accused had denied providing his urine and blood samples for investigation in this case.

Meanwhile, the Chandigarh administration has reported to the Ministry of Home affairs sending a detailed investigation report on this case.

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