After being accused of showing leniency in the case, the Chandigarh police imposed tougher charges -- Section 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and Section 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) -- on 23-year-old Vikas and one of his friends.
The police had then claimed that the new charges were pressed after interrogation of the duo threw up new facts. The state BJP chief had also assured that the probe would not be tampered with and that Ms Kundu was "like my daughter".
(With Inputs From PTI)
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