Vikas Barala charged for abduction
Vikas Barala charged for abduction

Vikas Barala charged for abduction


Haryana state BJP President Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala was charge sheeted in a case of abduction and offence for stalking of Varnika Kundu, daughter of an IAS officer.

He is booked under Section 365 (kidnapping or abduction with intent to confine person) and Section 511 (attempt to commit an offence punishable with life imprisonment).

Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, was arrested after being charged with trying to kidnap a woman he had stalked and followed on the streets of Chandigarh on the night of August 4. After interrogating him for nearly three hours, the police said it has evidence and witnesses against the 23-year-old law student, who had earlier been let off on bail but now faces up to seven years in jail.

Varnika Kundu, the daughter of a bureaucrat, had posted on Facebook a harrowing account of being chased for several kilometres by Vikas and his friend Ashish. The 29-year-old DJ said they blocked her car, banged on her window and even tried to force open her door. The chase was caught on six CCTVs, the footage showing a white SUV racing after Ms Kundu's black sedan.

A police patrol team finally responded to the frantic SOS calls of Ms Kundu. But Vikas and Ashish were let off within hours of their arrest, because they were only charged with stalking and drunken driving, which are bailable.