Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said: "However powerful they are, Varnika's stalkers should get strict punishment, otherwise people's faith will be eroded". Both were bailed out within hours of the complaint.
She further said that, "Unfortunately the police and the judicial system comes under a lot of pressure from the so- called VVIPs and that is not correct".
While talking to a media outlet, BJP state vice President Ramveer Bhatti said, "The girl shouldn't have gone outside at 12'O clock at night".
Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the BJP is hatching a conspiracy to shield the Haryana state chief's son, who harassed and stalked an IAS officer's daughter in an alleged inebriated state in Chandigarh. On the other hand, the family suffering from the CCTV footage reportedly disappeared. Opposition parties are accusing that BJP, who talks of "Beti Bachao, Beti padhao", is working to save his leader and his son by using government machinery rather than giving justice to a daughter in this matter.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday seemed to suggest it was inappropriate to punish the father for the son's alleged crime.
Kirron Kher, the BJP MP from Chandigarh, condemned her party colleague Mr Bhatti's comments and said: "There is no watering down of the case".
The Chandigarh police acted promptly at caught the duo red handed when they were trying to force open the woman's vehicle door after finally catching up with her. Initially, the two men had been charged with IPC Section 354 D (stalking) and Section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act, and also IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment). "We are carrying out technical analysis of the CCTV cameras identified along the route", he said. Kundu said, "I have requested all the leaders not to include politics in it".
The Chandigarh stalking victim, Varnika Kundu, on Monday vowed to continue her fight till she gets justice.
After Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president's son, Vikas Barala, arrested for stalking and drink driving, was released on bail on Saturday, politicians and social media users are accusing Chandigarh Police of buckling under pressure and going soft against the accused. "This is not the first time that they have unleashed an army of trolls against the victim in a case where a BJP leader is involved", Ms. Mishra added.
Varnika got home and recounted her ordeal on Facebook, where she wrote: "Was nearly kidnapped on a Chandigarh road last night".