Will move court if charges are diluted: Stalking victim’s father

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Aug 2017 08:53:49



THE Haryana IAS officer, whose daughter was allegedly stalked by a senior BJP leader’s son and his friend, on Monday took to social media to seek “maximum punishment” for the accused, adding that he will move court if charges against the duo were “diluted”. He, however, asserted that the family would not interfere with the investigation.

“We will not interfere with the investigation or the prosecution, just as we do not want the accused to influence the investigation in any way. The police and prosecution should be allowed to do their job.

“We will join the investigation whenever required by the police. We will contest in the court if we feel the charges are diluted or inadequately framed,” the bureaucrat said in a Facebook post. He promised the people who were supporting his family that, “we shall not, ever, back out or stand down, irrespective of hardships or pressures”.

Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas (23) and Ashish Kumar (27) were earlier arrested for allegedly stalking the woman here. However, both the accused were released later on bail as they were booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act.

The incident had come to light when the woman, around 28 years of age, called up the police on Friday night, complaining that two youths were chasing her along a stretch of over five kilometres from Chandigarh right up to a point in the Union Territory, which is adjoining Haryana’s border.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy accused the Chandigarh Police of doing a ‘somersault’ on a case and said he would file a PIL in High Court.