Chandigarh stalking case: Haryana BJP chief's son Vikas Barala, co-accused remanded to police custody

The duo who were arrested and charged with the attempted abduction of a 29-year-old-woman were remanded to two days' custody.   

Published: 10th August 2017 03:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2017 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were on Thursday remanded to two-day police custody by a court here in the alleged stalking and attempt to abduction case of a 29-year-old woman.

Police sought remand of the two accused from the court, saying it wanted to reconstruct the crime scene.
The defence submitted before the court that the case is based merely on apprehension of kidnapping, which has been built under pressure. The counsel submitted that media trial was going on in the case, further pointing out that no recoveries were to be made from the two accused.

Both the accused were taken to the court by the team of police from Sector 26 police station in the afternoon amid tight security. Sources claimed that during their questioning after their arrest, both Vikas and Ashish admitted that they had followed Varnika Kundu, the daughter of senior IAS officer VS Kundu.

Vikas and Ashish were rearrested on Wednesday after they were charged with a non-bailable offence of attempted abduction under section 365 of the IPC and section 511, which relates to an attempt to commit an offence punishable with life or other imprisonments.

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