BJP Haryana president Subhash Barala's son Vikas was detained by Chandigarh police on charges of stalking a girl on Saturday.
According to reports, Vikas was arrested along with a friend for allegedly following a girl's car late on Friday night. The medical test later confirmed that the both accused were drunk.
The woman was on her way home in a car at 12.30 am from Sector 9 in Chandigarh to Panchkula when a Tata Safari began following her from Sector 26. She then called up the police control room (PCR) who swung into action and arrested the duo.
BJP Haryana Pres' son Vikas Barala & his friend detained by Police for stalking a girl; Police says accused followed girl's car & were drunk pic.twitter.com/eqlF9amy0L— ANI (@ANI_news) August 5, 2017
The case has been registered at the Sector-26 police station against both accused under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Satish Kumar, DSP (East) said the victim's statements were being recorder under Section 164 (recording confessions and statements) of the CrPC before a local magistrate, reported The Indian Express.
Subhash Barala was re-elected as the state BJP president for the second time in three years in January 2016. The 48-year-old Jat leader is an MLA from Tohana. He was earlier the BJP appointed chief of the state unit in November 2014.