- Vikas Barala charged with attempting to kidnap Varnika Kundu, arrested
- The 23-year-old is the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala
- He has admitted to chasing Ms Kundu during questioning: police sources
Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, was arrested yesterday after being charged with trying to kidnap Ms Kundu.
After interrogating him for nearly three hours, the police said it has CCTV evidence and witnesses against Vikas and his friend Ashish, who had earlier been let off on bail but now face up to seven years in jail.
Varnika Kundu, the daughter of a bureaucrat, had posted on Facebook a harrowing account of being chased for several kilometres by Vikas and his friend Ashish on Friday after midnight. The 29-year-old DJ said they blocked her car, banged on her window and even tried to force open her door. The chase was caught on six CCTVs, the footage showing a white SUV racing behind Ms Kundu's black sedan.
After Ms Kundu's Facebook post went viral and led to massive public outrage, the spotlight was on the police, which was accused of trying to dilute the case under pressure from the state's ruling BJP.