Son of BJP’s Haryana chief arrested for stalking a girl

Following the national furore over the case of a woman being stalked by the son of Haryana BJP state president Subhash Barala, the accused was Saturday arrested along with his friend Ashish Kumar.

Vikas Barala, son of BJP’s Haryana state chief Subhash Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested on Saturday after the daughter of a senior IAS officer accused the two of stalking, wrongful restraint and driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, reported The Indian Express.

However, it took almost an entire day to police to file an FIR in which the duo were charged with bailable offences, under the IPC and Motor Vehicles Act, and were subsequently released in the evening.

The incident came to light after the Haryana-cadre IAS officer, and his daughter, 29, a disc jockey, uploaded an account of her “horrific” experience on their Facebook accounts.

In his Facebook post, the officer expressed the apprehension that the accused may go unpunished as they were from influential families, and hoped this would not happen.

The woman said that Vikas and Ashish followed her around for nearly 30 minutes as she drove home around midnight Friday, blocked her car repeatedly and tried to open her door.

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