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Son of Haryana BJP chief held for stalking, released on bail

Police said both the accused have been called for questioning and investigation was underway. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team Chandigarh, India Aug 05, 2017, 11.22 AM (IST)

Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala and his friend were on Saturday arrested for allegedly stalking a girl in capital Chandigarh.

They were later released on bail.

The girl had accused Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking her last night after which they were arrested, a top police official told PTI. 

Both the accused have been called for questioning and investigation is underway, police said.

"We arrested both Vikas and Ashish and later they were bailed out," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh, Satish Kumar said.

He added that the girl, daughter of an IAS officer, had been asked to record her statement before the area's magistrate in Chandigarh.

A case has been registered against the accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC's) section 354 D (stalking) and 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs), police said.

The DSP said more sections could be added once the girl's statement is recorded.

The case was registered at Sector 26 police station.



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