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Chandigarh stalking case: Cong alleges police trying to save Haryana BJP chief’s son

Haryana Congress Has Alleged That The CCTV Evidences Are Being Destroyed To Protect The BJP Chief’s Son, Two Days After A Woman Accused Son Of A BJP Leader For Stalking And Trying To Kidnap Her In A Widely-shared Facebook Post.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 07 Aug 2017, 01:54:15 PM
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the BJP is pressurizing on police to save alleged stalking accused. (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Haryana Congress has alleged that the CCTV evidences are being destroyed to protect the BJP Chief’s son, two days after an IAS-officer's daughter accused son of a BJP leader for stalking and trying to kidnap her in a widely-shared Facebook post.

Randeep Singh Surjewala of the opposition Congress said, “It is strange that the CCTV cameras placed in high-profile areas were not working. It seems to be a cover-up."

The Congress leader has also accused the BJP of pressurising Chandigarh administration to protect Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barla’s son.

“The BJP is trying to shield the Haryana state chief's son, who harassed and stalked an IAS officer's daughter,” added the Congress leader.

Targeting the Chandigarh police Surjewala said, “If a drunken youth or goons chase a girl for seven kilometers, forcibly open the car-door and try to enter the car, is it not the case of abduction and outraging the modesty of a woman?”

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He added, “Why the police have not lodged these offences in the case.”

Surjewala of the opposition Congress has also alleged that five of seven CCTV cameras along the road are missing and it indicates an attempt to destroy evidence to save the BJP politician's son.

The two accused are out on bail. The Chandigarh police have only added a "wrongful restraint" charge on original FIR of stalking.

However the Chandigarh police have denied any political pressure.

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According to reports published in various Chandigarh-based newspapers, the police said that the woman did not refer to kidnapping in her statement before the magistrate.

The girl, a daughter of an IAS officer, had accused that Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar of allegedly stalking her and tried to abduct her on Friday night after which they were arrested.

The duo have been booked under the section 354D (stalking) of IPC and 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs).

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First Published : 07 Aug 2017, 01:33:00 PM