The Chandigarh police has retrieved CCTV footage from five cameras on the route where a 29-year-old daughter of an IAS officer was allegedly chased down by Haryana’s BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son and the other man.
The victim had called up the police on Friday night complaining that two men were chasing her. Soon after the complaint, the police arrested the duo, Vikash Barala and Ashish Kumar under the charges of stalking a woman. Later, both were released.
A police official said, “Chandigarh Police has retrieved footage of 5 CCTV cameras on the route capturing the chase of the victim’s vehicle by the alleged vehicle.”
Chandigarh SSP Eish Singhal on Monday said that the police were in the process of taking CCTV footage wherein the girl was allegedly stalked.
“We have identified several CCTV cameras on the route taken by the accused and we are in the process of taking footage when their technical analysis is complete, we will let you know,” Singhal had said.
However, he had also mentioned that six CCTV cameras were non-functional. “I can brief about this only when the technical analysis is complete,” he had said.
“We are analysing every single camera on that road stretch. When technical analysis is complete, details will be put before you,” he had added. Police had also rejected claims that it was under any kind of pressure.
The Chandigarh Police had also said it will not hesitate to add non-bailable provisions in the case if legal opinion is in its favour. Singhal had said they were investigating the matter with an “open mind” and were taking legal opinion on several issues pertaining to the case.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned the alleged incident and said no attempt should be made to dilute charges against the accused.
(With PTI inputs)