Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Chandigarh stalking case: BJP leader's son Vikas Barala granted bail

Chandigarh stalking case: BJP leader's son Vikas Barala granted bail

Earlier in the day, Vikas Barala, son of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Chandigarh unit president Subhash Barala, got bail, in the case where he stalked Varnika Kundu.

Barala, 23, had been lodged in jail since August previous year.

Charges were framed against Vikas Barala and his 27- year-old friend, Ashish Kumar, in connection with the case, which had triggered widespread outrage and a spate of protests across the country.

Since his arrest last August, Vikas has been lodged in Chandigarh's Burail jail with his friend and co-accused Ashish.

"No application was moved by the prosecution in the court on whether the alleged accused has so far tried to influence anybody in the matter", he said.

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In December, Barala's counsel, seeking regular bail from the court, submitted his client had been behind bars for almost four months.

On January 9, Varnika was grilled by Barala's counsel for five hours and asked almost 500 questions about her personal life - from the friends she has and to whether her mother had been told of the incident when it took place, as per news report. Pandit claimed her uncle and father wrote the complaint and her signatures were forged, allegations Varnika denied.

Pointing out various technical errors in the call detail records, Varnika had trashed the defence's theory which said there were contradictions in Varnika's statement given to the police. Kundu accused Vikas, the son of a senior BJP leader, and his friend Kumar of following her auto in the middle of the night in Chandigarh.

The Chandigarh Police had arrested the duo under non-bailable sections.

However, they were arrested again on 9 August and were then charged with attempted abduction under Sections 365 and 511 of the IPC.

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