Chandigarh stalking: Swamy puts PIL on hold after cops summon Vikas Barala
Soon after the police summoned BJP Haryana chief's son Vikas Barala, an accused in the stalking case, for questioning, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said his PIL seeking CBI probe "can wait now".
Swamy had on Tuesday slammed the police for listing only bailable offences against Vikas Barala and said, "The police succumbed to some pressure. In the court, I will seek CBI inquiry, if necessary, with the SIT so that justice is done."
Vikas Barala, was on Wednesday summoned by the Chandigarh Police in connection with the stalking case.
After this, Swamy, who described the accused in the case as " two drunk goons", took to Twitter to laud the Home Ministry and Prime Minister Modi over the ongoing investigation.
I am thankful to PM & HM for kick starting Chandigarh Police [which is under MHA] to investigate and summon the car stalker.PIL can wait now— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 9, 2017
Varnika Kundu, daughter of Haryana Additional Chief Secretary VS Kundu, had on Friday alleged that Vikas and his friend Ashish stalked her.
Speaking to the media, Subhash Barala on Tuesday said there was no pressure to influence the probe in the stalking case, adding, "Varnika is like my daughter".
The Chandigarh police on Monday claimed that there were no CCTV footage of Subhash Barala's son stalking the daughter of a senior IAS officer. Then later, the footage was retrieved late Monday night after the police had faced criticism for saying that the CCTVs along the route of the incident were not working.
However, the probe has not taken off as the footage that was retrieved was of poor quality. The police are finding it hard to ascertain whether an attempt to kidnap was made as was alleged by Varnika. What has further weakened the case is the failure of the police to obtain a medical examination of the accused two hours prior to the FIR being registered.