Two persons, including the son of Haryana's BJP chief, were arrested and released on bail soon after for allegedly stalking a girl here, police said.
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The girl had accused Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking her after which they were arrested, the police said.
The two LLB students, as per Tribune India, were following the woman, a daughter of an IAS officer, in their car on Friday night. A medical examination later revealed both were reportedly drunk.
The woman was on her way home in a car at 12.30 am from Sector 9 in Chandigarh to Panchkula when a Tata Safari began following her from Sector 26. Barala and Kumar were arrested from Manimjara, on the border of Panchkula district in Haryana, reported Hindustan Times. She then called up the police control room (PCR) who swung into action and arrested the duo.
The case has been registered at the Sector-26 police station against both accused under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Satish Kumar, DSP (East) said the victim's statements were being recorder under Section 164 (recording confessions and statements) of the CrPC before a local magistrate, reported The Indian Express.
Subhash Barala was re-elected as the state BJP president for the second time in three years in January 2016. The 48-year-old Jat leader is an MLA from Tohana. He was earlier the BJP appointed chief of the state unit in November 2014.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 14:38 PM