Stalker and BJP scion has the audacity to ignore police summons again

New Delhi: Once again BJP chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar have skipped the police summons to join probe into the stalking of a senior officer's daughter on Wednesday. The Chandigarh police are now contemplating further action. This audacity of the stalker despite the fact that several senior BJP leaders had asked them to co-operate in the investigation. But BJP Haryana chief Subhash Barala didn't miss his duty and spoke on behalf of his son, "Vikas has left for Chandigarh to join the probe, he will fully cooperate. We respect the law, Vikas has cooperated in the probe earlier as well."

Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar, who were summoned by the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 26 police station here at 11 a.m., did not turn up, the police said.

Police sources said that two more summons would be issued to the accused, after which the police could approach the court to get warrants for their arrest.

Chandigarh's Director General of Police (DGP) Tejinder S. Luthra told the media here on Wednesday morning that the city's police, who have drawn criticism for mishandling the matter and favouring the accused men, will take necessary steps.

DGP Tejinder S Luthra briefed the media: 

Luthra said that the accused had refused to give their blood and urine samples to the doctor conducting their medical examination on Saturday.

"The doctor on duty wanted to take the blood and urine samples, but the accused being law graduates knew the law too well. Therefore, they refused to give their samples. However, such refusal can be held against them in the investigation and also during the trial," Luthra said.

"I must assure you that everything under the sun will be done to ensure justice," the DGP, who came before the media for the first time five days after the incident that rocked the country, added.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana also washed its hands of from the high-profile accused men.

"Whether Vikas Barala will join the investigation or not, he will decide. The BJP does not have anything to do with it," Haryana BJP spokesman Jawahar Yadav said.

The case so far:  There are many loopholes in the medical report of Haryana BJP's chief's son Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala,23 and his friend Ashish Kumar, 27. 

The Blood and urine test,which is very crucial in such cases, was not conducted. There has been a big Big botch up by the Chandigarh police and the intentions behind skipping these tests are clear. 

Till the time the Chandigarh police was not aware that the accused was Barala's son, they took immediate action and promptly registered a case, but once they came to know about him, they started acting under pressure and watering down the case. The sole intention is to make the case weak in the court of law. Not just that,the police has slapped weak sections. The Chandigarh Police dropped serious criminal charges of harassment, attempt to kidnap and outrage the modesty of a woman without any judicial proceedings and due criminal investigation. All these and the medical reports are raising serious questions. 

Varnika Kundu 29, daughter of an IAS officer was stalked by the state BJP chief's son and his friend.  The victim has alleged that the accused followed her in their car for over five km, banged her car's window pane, threatened her, rather such a serious thing should invite attempt to murder charge also, he told reporters here after submitting the memorandum.

Notably, father of victim, a senior IAS officer, belongs to Kundu clan. A Khap is a community representing a clan or a group of related clans. They are found mostly among Jat people of Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.

Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala (23) and Ashish Kumar (27) were arrested on Saturday for allegedly stalking this 29- year-old woman here. However, both were released later on bail as they were booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act.

News24Bureau with Agency inputs