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Chandigarh stalking case: District court rejects bail plea of Vikas Barala

Chandigarh stalking case: District court rejects bail plea of Vikas Barala

Chandigarh (Punjab): Bail plea of Vikas Barala, accused in the Chandigarh stalking case, was dismissed by a district court on Tuesday.

Vikas is the son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala.

Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar had been earlier sent to judicial custody till August 25.

On August 5, Vikas was arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing an IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh. But, he was granted bail on the same day.

After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused appeared before a Chandigarh court last Thursday.

The notice was issued to both the accused, under 160 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the case was 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).

Subhash Barala, however, rebuffed the claim of pressurising or influencing the police in the case.

ANI