Chandigarh stalking case: BJP MP seeks Subhash Barala resignation to save party image

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New Delhi | August 07, 2017 4:34 PM

BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini today said Haryana party chief Subhash Barala, whose son Vikas Barala allegedly stalked and tried to kidnap a woman in Chandigarh, must resign from the post.

Raj Kumar Saini, Subhash Barala,Vikas Barala, Varnika Kundu, Chandigarh stalking case, Subhash Barala son stalking, bjp haryana stalking caseBJP MP Raj Kumar Saini said that the woman took a brave step by narrating her ordeal. (ANI)

Chandigarh stalking case: BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini today said Haryana party chief Subhash Barala, whose son Vikas Barala allegedly stalked and tried to kidnap a woman in Chandigarh, must resign from the post. “Before someone points a finger, to save party’s image, he (Subhash Barala) must resign,” Saini told ANI. Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested by police on charges under section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code, section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) and section 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint). They were, however, released on bail within hours of the arrest.

The woman, Varnika Kundu is a DJ-based in Chandigarh. She had accused the two men of harassing her in an inebriated state. In her complaint, Varnika said the men followed her in their car and knocked on her windows a few times. Kundu, 29, shared her ordeal with ANI, “I was coming home from Sector 8 Chandigarh to Panchkula and from Sector 7 these boys started following me. They kept on swerving into my car to make me stop. I did not stop but they were trying to block my way. When I was taking a turn, they blocked my way and one person walked towards my car. He banged on my window and tried to open the door. The police came right at that moment and I left that place. If the police had not been there then I might not have been able to make it. They were really helpful.”

Varnika wrote a post on Facebook about the incident which went viral. She wrote, “I find it shocking, that in a place with cameras at every light and cops every 200 metres, these boys thought they could either get into my car, or take me into theirs, just because they’re from an influential background.” Saini added, “90 per cent of the girls don’t come in front of camera to narrate their ordeal. This girl took a brave step. It would be wrong if we don’t protect her.”

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