However, based on the public prosecutor's plea, the court granted two-day police custody of the accused on grounds that they were needed to reconstruct the crime scene and establishing motive behind the crime.
Amid tight police security, both were presented before the court of duty magistrate Gaurav Dutta. Surya Prakash Garg, lawyer of the accused, said that his client has alleged that they are making him scapegoat in this case.
After two days of police remand, the accused in the high-profile Chandigarh stalking case - Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar - were Saturday remanded in judicial custody by a local court here ill August 25.
There was a massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament regarding the stalking incident, with the Congress accusing the ruling party of protecting the accused. However, Subhash Barala refuted the claims of pressurizing or influencing the police in the case. The duo were arrested on August 9 in connection with stalking of bureaucrat's daughter Varnika Kundu. The defense counsel said that the accused were not guilty since no offence has been committed.
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Meanwhile, residents of Chandigarh held a march on Friday night in support of Varnika Kundu.
August 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday urged the Opposition not to politicise the Chandigarh stalking case and asserted that the law will take its course in the case. They are under police custody for two days as Chandigarh police demands two day custody on Wednesday. They were, however, granted bail the same day.
He further said that the Barala family has told him to let the law take its own course.