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Victim is like my daughter, says Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala


Chandigarh: Breaking his silence on the alleged stalking of a woman by his son, Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala said today that the victim was like his daughter and asserted there was no pressure on the police from him or his party on the matter. Following the incident, opposition parties have attacked Barala with the INLD asking him to resign on moral grounds. However, the BJP leader said that in the case involving his son Vikas and his friend Ashish, the law was following its course.

“The proceedings in the case are going on as per the law and whatever action under the law is needed should be taken,” Barala said.

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He said the BJP fully supports the freedom of daughters and added that the “woman is like my daughter”. He dismissed claims by opposition parties that the BJP was putting pressure on the Chandigarh police in the case.

“In this matter, there is no pressure either from my side or from my party’s side and there will never be any pressure,” Barala said.

After the incident came to light, Subhash Barala had in a statement earlier said that he has full faith in the law of the land.

“We respect the law and law has taken its course. The truth will soon come out. I have full faith in the law,” Barala had earlier said.

Barala’s son Vikas (23) and another person Ashish Kumar (27) were earlier arrested for allegedly stalking the 29-year-old woman, daughter of a senior IAS officer, here. Both were later released on bail as they had been booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act.