Kiran Bedi opposes Chandigarh stalking case accused’s bail

Puducherry (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Monday expressed concern on Chandigarh stalking case victim Varnika Kundu and said that the accused Vikas Barala should not have been let out on bail without due verification and interrogation.

Bedi took to Twitter saying; “His (accused) custody ought to have been sought to verify the allegation. Police would have played a more JUST role in a sensitive crime as of stalking and alleged attempt to kidnap (sic).

Bedi later added that the accused should have been sent for a medical check up and the rest would have fallen in place.
On Aug 5, Vikas Barala, son of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala, was arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing the IAS officer’s daughter in Chandigarh. He was, however, granted bail on the same day.

A case was registered by the Chandigarh Police against Vikas and other youth under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the CRPC on the basis of complaint filed by Varnika.

Narrating the horrific ordeal, Varnika had told the media she was lucky for not being the daughter of a common man.

“I’m lucky, it seems, to not be the daughter of a common man, because what chance would they have against such VIPs? I’m also lucky, because I’m not lying raped and murdered in a ditch somewhere,” she had written in a Facebook. (ANI)