Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala granted bail

Alicia Farmer
January 14, 2018

On Saturday, a day after his release, Vikas in his first public statement took refuge in the same medium and said on YouTube that he was "a true victim".

Expressing his family's anguish, accused Vikas Barala said, "I have no words to express the gravity of the torture, mental torture, my mother, my sister, my family and my near and dear ones have gone through".

"You have all been hearing a lot about me in the last five months".

Meanwhile, Varnika Kundu told media persons that she had complete faith in the judicial system and was hopeful that such a baseless video which is clearly a blatant lie would not affect the actual proceedings of law.

Barala starts his video message with a namaskar and hurriedly pleads innocence while adding, "I am the real victim here". These were all false and baseless, they were all rumours.He appealed to the people to believe only in true facts and evidence linked to this case.Vikas reiterated that he was completely innocent and all the charges levelled against him were false and baseless.

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He dismisses the allegations against him as political vendetta by his father's rivals.

Vikas, the son of BJP's Haryana unit president, and his friend Ashish were arrested for allegedly stalking and attempting to abduct Kundu, the daughter of a senior Haryana bureaucrat, in early August a year ago.

Vikas has been accused of stalking and attempting to kidnap Varnika, daughter of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. They allegedly backed her into a corner and exited their vehicle and approached her auto, but she was able to drive away. Vikas has been in jail since August 9.

"I will not call it an embarrassment".

Vikas's bail pleas had been rejected four times by a lower court before he moved HC in November, where five lawyers appeared on his behalf, arguing that the matter had been "exaggerated" by Varnika's family, including her father VS Kundu. She said that the proclamation made by him is an "absolute lie". Download The for your device.

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