I Trust the System: Varnika Kundu on Vikas Barala’s Bail

On the night of 4 August 2017, Vikas Barala stalked Varnika Kundu when she was returning home in Chandigarh.

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Varnika Kundu (R) and Vikas Barala (L).

Vikas Barala, son of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Chandigarh unit president Subhash Barala, got bail on Thursday, 11 January, in the case where he stalked Varnika Kundu, an IAS officer’s daughter.

Kundu said that she was not opposing the decision just yet.

Will not call it an embarrassment. We trusted the system and the judiciary from the beginning itself. We are not opposing the decision as of now.

On Tuesday, 9 January, the victim, Varnika Kundu, was grilled by Barala’s counsel for five hours and asked nearly 500 questions about her personal life – from the friends she has and to whether her mother had been told of the incident when it took place.

On 4 August 2017, when Kundu was returning home from work and at around 11.15 pm in Chandigarh, Barala, along with a friend, allegedly stalked her by chasing her car.

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