BJP is looking this a witch hunt by AAP, as Bagga had been essential of Delhi CM and AAP nationwide convener Arvind Kajriwal.
Here is how the occasions unfolded on Friday morning:
The Friday morning arrest
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (36), Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) nationwide secretary, was on Friday arrested from his residence in Delhi by Punjab Police.
Round 50 cops in 10-12 autos got here to arrest Bagga from his residence.
Nevertheless the crew, whereas taking Bagga to Mohali by street, was stopped close to Kurukshetra by the Haryana Police.
He was then taken to Sadar police station in Kurukshetra.
Delhi Police file kidnapping case
Questions have been raised concerning the method of arrest of Tajinder Bagga.
Delhi Police, which is underneath the Union House ministry, registered a case of kidnapping primarily based on a grievance by Bagga’s father that some individuals got here to his home in Delhi’s Janakpuri round eight am and took away his son.
“Right this moment morning, police personnel got here to our house and dragged Tajinder out. After I picked up my cell phone to document a video of the incident, police took me to a different room and punched me within the face,” mentioned Preetpal Singh Bagga, father of Tajinder Pal Bagga.
Punjab Police nonetheless mentioned Bagga (36) was arrested from his house in Delhi’s Janakpuri following due technique of legislation.
“On Friday morning, by following due technique of legislation, the accused has been arrested from his house in Janakpuri, New Delhi. He’s being dropped at Punjab and will probably be produced earlier than a courtroom,” a press release by Punjab Police mentioned.
‘Arrested for not becoming a member of investigation’
Final month, the Punjab Police booked Bagga on the fees of creating provocative statements, selling enmity and felony intimidation. The case was registered on a grievance of AAP chief Sunny Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali.
Punjab Police claimed that regardless of being served 5 notices, he didn’t be part of the investigation.
“The accused was served 5 notices underneath Sections 41 A CrPC to come back and be part of the investigation. The notices dated April 9, 11, 15, 22 and 28 had been duly served upon. Regardless of that, the accused intentionally didn’t be part of the investigation,” the assertion mentioned.
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The FIR towards Bagga was registered underneath related IPC sections, together with 153-A (selling enmity between completely different teams on grounds of faith, race, place, and so on.), 505 (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any assertion, hearsay or report) and 506 (felony intimidation).
Bagga has been attacking Delhi chief minister and AAP nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks on ‘The Kashmir Information’.
Politics over arrest
BJP has mentioned Bagga was arrested from Delhi illegally by Punjab police. The get together cited a Delhi Excessive courtroom ruling which says arrest can’t be completed with out informing the native police, and alleged procedural lapses.
“BJYM will do every part in our capability to carry Bagga again to security and liberty,” get together MP Tejasvi Surya tweeted.
BJP employees protested towards Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Police outdoors Janakpuri police station.
AAP chief Saurabh Bhardwaj nonetheless defended the Punjab Police motion.
“Tajinder Bagga tweets to instigate violence in Punjab; it means BJP leaders in Delhi attempting to unfold communal violence in Punjab. Punjab Police working to take care of peace within the state. Delhi Police and Haryana Police attempting to guard such gundas,” he mentioned.
(With company inputs)