In a major development in the horrific stalking incident in Chandigarh, the Police has retrieved CCTV footage that supports the the victim Varnika Kundu’s charges of stalking against Haryana BJP chief’s son and his friend.
The police had faced criticism earlier in the day after they said the CCTVs along the route were not working.
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“The Chandigarh Police have retrieved footage of five CCTV cameras on the route, capturing the chase of victim’s vehicle by the alleged vehicle of the accused,” a Chandigarh Police officer quoted in a report. The footage showed the victim’s car being followed by a white SUV, he said.
Here all you need to know about the incident:
- The accused, Vikas Barala and his friend chased Varnika from their SUV and tried to corner her, meanwhile she managed to contact police and police nabbed Vikas when he was about to open her car.
- Varnika Kundu described the whole incident in a facebook post.
- Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar said that the strict action will be taken against the accused if found guilty and there is no need of taking action against Subhash Barala as it is an individual issue and law will take its course.
- The accused were charged with stalking and drunk and driving and were later out on bail after few hours of their arrest.
- Deputy of Subhash Barala, Ramveer Bhatti came out with a shocking statement and questioned Varnika that why was she allowed by her parents to stay out late and children should come home on time.
- Randeep Singh Surjewala, of the opposition, alleged that 5 out of 7 CCTV cameras along the stretch described by Varnika where incident took place was missing.
- Kirron Kher, BJP MP strongly condemned the remarks made by BJP Vice President of Haryana and she said that there is no watering down of the case and she has been assured by the police about the safety of CCTV footage.
- Congress accused BJP of controlling Chandigarh police to hush the case.
- SSP Chandigarh said that they are analysing the CCTV footage and urged the media people to not make it a media trial.
- BJP ruled out the Subhash Barala’s resignation and said they have faith in the law.
- BJP MP Subhramanium Swami files PIL.