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Stalking: Footage shows car being chased by SUV

Footage from five CCTV cameras was retrieved by Chandigarh police which is probing the alleged stalking of an IAS officer's daughter by a Haryana BJP leader's son and his friend, officials said.

Meanwhile, purported CCTV visuals surfaced showing a car being followed by the SUV. However, the faces of the persons occupying the vehicles or their registration numbers were not clearly visible in the 11-second long footage which was aired by several news channels.

Police officials, however, said that they had retrieved the footage from five CCTV cameras.

"We are analysing the CCTV footages," said Chandigarh SSP Eish Singhal.

The woman, daughter of a bureaucrat, had called up the police on Friday night complaining that two youth were chasing her along a stretch of over five km.

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

A Punjab-cadre woman IPS officer is set to take over as the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of UT Chandigarh.

2008-batch officer Jagdale Nilambari Vijay will be the first woman SSP of Chandigarh at a time when the city police is at the centre of attention over its handling of the case of a woman being allegedly stalked by the son of Haryana BJP chief.

She will hold the post for three years.

Meanwhile, breaking his silence on the alleged stalking of a woman by his son, Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala said on Tuesday that the victim was like his daughter and asserted there was no pressure on the police from him or his party on the matter.

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