Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that state BJP President Subhash Barala cannot be punished for his son Vikas Barala’s crime. His statement came after the Opposition’s continuous demand of taking actions against Subhash for son’s deeds.
While speaking to the media, Khattar said, "I came to know about this incident. Chandigarh Police has filed the complaint and I believe they will take appropriate action. This matter is not related with Subhash Barala but with an individual. So action would be taken against his son."
BJP state president’s son Vikas was detained by Chandigarh police on charges of stalking a girl on Saturday. However, Vikas was granted bail on the same day.
The police have registered a case against Vikas and the other youth involved in the incident under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the CrPC after the girl’s complaint.
The victim had alleged that Vikas and the other accused chased her in an inebriated state in Sector 26. Soon after the incident came into limelight, the Congress demanded the state government and police to take appropriate action.
Congress leader Ashok Tanwar while speaking to ANI said, "This is an unfortunate incident. Now, the law and order should take its own course. The government and the police must act.”