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Varnika Kundu's father transferred month after Vikas Barala's arrest

Varnika Kundu with her father Varinder Singh Kundu. Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 13, 2017, 11.11 AM (IST)

Varindar Singh Kundu, the father of Varnika Kundu, has been transferred to a low-key department about a month after Haryana BJP chief 's son Vikas Barala was arrested. 

Vikas Barala, son of Subhash Barala, Haryana BJP chief was accused of stalking IAS officer's daughter Varnika Kundu. 

The Haryana government shifted Varnika's father as Additional Chief Secretary(science and technology) from ACS (Tourism).

However, he will remain as Vice Chancellor of the Rohtak-based SUPVA. 

Varindar Singh Kundu is among fourteen IAS and two state civil service officers who have been transferred by the Haryana government.

Congress leader, Randeep S Surjewala, said in his tweet, "VS Kundu gets sidelined. Punished for standing up to BJP in quest for justice for his daughter, Varnika Kundu." 


Vikas Barala and the co-accused Ashish Kumar were jailed on charges of attempted abduction of Varnika Kundu. They were booked under Section 365 (kidnapping or abduction with intent to confine person) and Section 511 (attempt to commit offence punishable with life imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code.

The case came to light when the victim and daughter of IAS officer Varnika Kundu called up the police complaining two youth chasing her along a five-kilometer stretch in Gurugram. 

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