Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala arrested under attempt to abduct charges
New Delhi: The Chandigarh Police on Wednesday slapped the charge of attempt to abduct on Vikas Barala, son of Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar for allegedly stalking a 29-year-old woman last week.
In a report to the Union home ministry, the Chandigarh police conveyed that the Section 365/511 (Attempt to abduct with intent to wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been slapped against the two accused, a home ministry official said.
The report said after the 29-year-old woman lodged a complaint of alleged stalking by Vikas and Ashish, police detained them and called a doctor immediately for a medical test. However, the two accused refused to undergo blood or urine test.
The doctor later gave a report saying he smelled the breath of the accused which indicated alcohol. Denial of Vikas and his friend to undergo blood and urine test is likely to be held against them during the trial, the official said.
As per law no person can be compelled to undergo alcohol tests. The accused allegedly exploited this ground.
Vikas (23) and Ashish (27) were arrested soon after the incident for allegedly stalking the woman, who is daughter of a senior IAS officer in Chandigarh. Both were later released on bail as they had been booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act.