In the wake of the transfer of additional chief secretary (tourism) Virender Kundu as ACS (science and technology) by the Haryana Government, daughter Varnika Kundu, who was harassed and stalked by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala, on Wednesday stated that it did not affect the family and their lives.
Kundu told ANI, "We expected some repercussions after filing complaint against BJP leader's son. I can't say that the transfer of my father is definitely due to the case, but if it is so, then I must tell you it has not affected us. It has not affected our lives. Many others have also been transferred."
Further commenting on the accused Vikas Barala's plea dismissal by the court, she said, "Rejection of the petition of the accused is a positive development in the case."I am content that he (Vikas Barala) is at least in jail," she added.
Bail plea of Vikas Barala, accused in the Chandigarh stalking case, was dismissed by a district court on August 29. Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were earlier sent to judicial custody till August 25.
On August 5, Vikas was arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing IAS officer Virender Kundu's daughter Varnika Kundu in Chandigarh, but he was granted bail on the same day. After an uproar nationwide, the accused appeared before a Chandigarh court on August 10.
The notice was issued to both the accused, under 160 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the case was filed against Barala under Section 354D (stalking), 341 (wrongful restraint), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 185 MV Act (rash driving).