This comes in the backdrop of the recent stalking case when woman was followed by two men in a vehicle - one of who was Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party chief Subhash Barala's son. However, based on the public prosecutor's plea, the court granted two-day police custody of the accused on grounds that they were needed to reconstruct the crime scene and establishing motive behind the crime.
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Meanwhile, after CM Khattar, his cabinet colleagues including outspoken minister Anil Vij have now come out in defence of the state BJP President Subhash Barala whose son Vikas is current behind bars. Regarding the incident, there was a huge outrage on the streets and in Parliament.
However, Subhash Barala has said that there is no political interference in the case and the police will take action as per the law.
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Vikas and Ashish were arrested on August 5 and later released on bail.
A CCTV camera footage showing the two accused, Vikas Barala and his accomplice Ashish, buying liquor from an outlet in Sector 9 Chandigarh has surfaced in the high profile Varnika Kundu stalking and attempted abduction case.
Earlier, Director General of Police Chandigarh Tajender Singh Luthra had said that Haryana BJP chief?s son and his friend were slapped with charges of abduction.
A notice was issued to both the accused under 160 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the case has been filed under Section 354D (stalking), 341 (wrongful restraint), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 185 MV Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs). It said that they had sufficient evidence against the accused.
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