Chandigarh: After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused in the Chandigarh stalking case, Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar, will appear before a Chandigarh court today.
On August 5, Vikas Barala, son of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala, was arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing an IAS officer’s daughter in Chandigarh. He was, however, granted bail on the same day.
Subhash Barala, however, rebuffed the claim of pressurising or influencing the police in the case. Vikas and Ashish Kumar appeared in Chandigarh Sector 26 Police Station yesterday. Director General of Police Chandigarh Tajender Singh Luthra had said that Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish were slapped with charges of abduction.
The notice was issued to both the accused under 160 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the case has been filed against Barala under Section 354D (stalking), 341 (wrongful restraint), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 185 MV Act (rash driving).