During the entire cross-examination, defence counsel Rabindra Pandit tried to rely upon her mobile phone call detail records and to emphasise that there were contradictions in Varnika’s statement given to the police.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Kundu said, “It’s up to the government where it deputes me keeping in view my capabilities. I don’t have any problem in it. I never tried to stop my transfer order.”
Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar were arrested on the intervening night of August 4 and 5 following her complaint but were released on bail as they had been booked under bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act.
Situated on the fifth floor in the building of Chandigarh Police headquarters, Sector 9, the PCR is considered to be one of the best. It is equipped with modern and powerful systems that help it keep track of events in the entire region.
Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “While the first responders were doing their duty as mandated by the law, the person who showed real courage was that young woman. She should be honoured, too.”