Haryana BJP Chief's Son Vikas Barala Gets Bail In Stalking Case

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday granted bail to Vikas Barala in the case of stalking and attempted abduction of Varnika Kundu.

Vikas Barala is the son of the BJP's Haryana chief, Subhash Barala.

Speaking to NDTV in August previous year, Ms Kundu had said she would like to see a change in the status of women in India.

The latest development comes a day after Varnika's cross-examination had concluded in the district courts in Chandigarh.

Varnika Kundu (right) and Vikas Barala.

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.

The son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president from Haryana Subhash Barala, Vikas was serving time in jail with his friend Ashish Kumar since August, 2017 on charges of stalking and attempt to kidnap a girl in Chandigarh. On Tuesday, Varnika had trashed the defence's theory pointing out various technical errors in the call detail records.

Varnika Kundu (29), daughter of Haryana Additional Chief Secretary VS Kundu, had complained to police that the two accused, who were drunk, had stalked and intimidated her and tried to abduct her on August 4-5 night.

Based on Varnika's complaint the Chandigarh Police arrested Vikas and Ashish and charged them under five different sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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