Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC

Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC

Reacting on Vikas Barala being granted bail by Punjab & Haryana High Court, Varnika Kundu, an IAS officer's daughter on Thursday said that not opposing to the decision as of now.

"No application was filed on behalf of the prosecution alleging that the accused had made any attempt to influence anybody", said Vinod Ghai, the counsel for Vikas. "If this can happen in Chandigarh, it can happen anywhere", she earlier wrote in a Facebook post.

While accepting his bail plea, Justice Lisa Gill warned Vikas not to try to influence the trial, going on in a Chandigarh court.

According to a report inHindustan Times, call records proffered by Barala's lawyer showed Kundu wasn't in the city right before the incident on the intervening night of 4 August and 5 August a year ago.

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Barala, the son of the Haryana BJP chief, and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested on the intervening night of August 4 and 5 following a complaint by the woman. The two men, who were driving an SUV, were allegedly drunk at the time and, according to Varnika, tried several times to force her vehicle to stop.

Barala's counsel had sought a regular bail from the court, submitting that his client had been behind the bars for almost four months and should be granted bail.

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

Vikas, the son of BJP's Haryana unit president, and his friend Ashish were arrested for allegedly stalking and attempting to abduct Kundu, the daughter of a senior Haryana bureaucrat, in early August previous year. However, two sections (IPC Sections 365 and 511), which related to kidnapping, were mysteriously dropped on Saturday, following which Vikas and Ashish were released on bail.

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