The Chandigarh stalking case has taken an interesting turn. The DSP, Satish Kumar, told TOI late on Monday evening that the police have found some evidence of the SUV with the two men chasing Varnika Kundu’s car on five CCTV cameras. He, however, did not divulge any details.
Kumar did not specify the number of cameras installed on the route and how many of them were functional.
The cops received a lot of flak for allegedly diluting the charges in the Chandigarh stalking case. They did not add IPC Sections for kidnapping in the FIR.
As per internal sources, the CCTV camera footage has been procured from five locations in Sector 26. The footage shows cars of both the accused and the complainant but only from a distance.
UT SSP Eish Singhal assured that the footage would be technically analysed by experts. On the route of the incident, UT police’s three CCTVs were installed at Sector 2726 light point, Transport light point and Housing Board light point. The woman, had taken the internal road of Sectors 7 and 26, of which no CCTV footage is available.
There are four cameras present at each junction, but reportedly half of them don’t work.
Now, the police will rely on cameras installed by shopkeepers and residents.
Last Friday, Varnika Kundu, the daughter of a senior IAS officer, complained that Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar stalked her on the streets of Chandigarh. She was in her car, on her way back home.
Both the father and the daughter took to Facebook to speak about the matter. Varnika has narrated the ordeal in detail, talking about how the stalking lasted for several minutes and how Vikas and Ashish tried to force her car to stop.
Recently, Senior BJP leader and lawmaker Subramanian Swamy said that he will file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the alleged case of stalking of the daughter of a senior IAS officer by the son of the Haryana BJP chief.
With my associate lawyer A.P. Jagga on attempted abduction of a IAS officer's daughter by two drunk goons I will file a PIL in Chandigarh
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 7, 2017
The girl is still waiting for justice.