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My father's transfer has not affected us, says Varnika Kundu

ANI  |  Panchkula (Haryana) 

In the wake of the transfer of additional chief secretary (tourism) Virender Kundu as ACS (science and technology) by the Government, daughter Varnika Kundu, who was harassed and stalked by the (BJP) unit President Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala, on Wednesday stated that it did not affect the family and their lives.

Speaking to ANI here, Varnika said, "We expected some repercussions after filing complaint against 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 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 stalking case, was dismissed by a district 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 a massive outrage nationwide, the accused appeared before a 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).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 23:32 IST
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