Stalking case: Court grants bail to accused

Stalking case: Court grants bail to accused

Vikas Barala was on Thursday granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the Chandigarh stalking case, ANI reported.

According to a report inHindustan Times, call records proffered by Barala's lawyer showed Kundu wasn't in the city right before the incident on the intervening night of 4 August and 5 August previous year.

Varnika's cross-examination concluded on Tuesday. Both were booked under non-bailable offences, including Sections 365 (kidnapping or abduction with intent to confine person) and 511 (attempt to commit offence punishable with life imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Barala, accused of stalking radio jockey Varnika Kundu, was arrested by the Chandigarh Police after the case generated huge public anger.


Varnika Kundu, a 29-year-old woman and the daughter of a senior Haryana cadre IAS officer, has accused Vikas and one of his friends of stalking and trying to kidnap her in August last year. They had chased Varnika, who was in her vehicle and driving back from Chandigarh to adjoining town of Panchkula around midnight, in their SUV. The police also sought to refute allegations that it was functioning under political pressure. His lawyer had moved the high court for regular bail in November after a local court denied him bail for the fourth time.

Barala's counsel had sought a regular bail from the court, submitting that his client had been behind the bars for almost four months and should be granted bail.

Varnika Kundu (right) and Vikas Barala.

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