Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala granted bail, Varnika Kundu 'okay' with decision

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Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, today got bail from Punjab and Haryana High Court, five months after he was arrested in connection with a stalking case in Chandigah.

Vikas Barala, who has been lodged in Burail jail here, is pursuing a law degree from the Kurukshetra University. Despite the growing calls for Subhash Barala's ouster from the party, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar maintained that Haryana's BJP president will not punished for his son's wrongdoing.

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 high court also directed the trial court to complete the cross-examination of Varnika Kundu before January 11, said Barala's counsel Vinod Ghai. They had chased Varnika, who was in her auto and driving back from Chandigarh to adjoining town of Panchkula around midnight, in their SUV.

Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar were arrested on August 9, 2017 after Varnika Kundu from Chandigarh narrated the harrowing experience she suffered by the duo on the night of August 4.

The two men were then arrested on the basis of her complaint but were released on bail, as they were booked under bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act. Earlier the bail was denied over apprehensions that Vikas Barala may try to destroy the evidence.

In December, Barala's counsel, seeking regular bail from the court, submitted his client had been behind bars for almost four months.

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