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Tajinder Bagga Arrest: All You Need To Know About The Event Involving 3 States’ Cops

Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police on Friday morning from his house, stopped in Haryana whereas being taken to Punjab and introduced again to the nationwide capital by Delhi Police hours later. 

Within the newest improvement, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive courtroom on Friday turned down the Punjab authorities’s request of not giving BJP chief Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga’s custody to the Delhi Police and hold him in Haryana.

The courtroom will now hear the matter on Saturday. The Punjab authorities had moved a habeas corpus petition within the Excessive Court docket on Friday.

The dramatic improvement solely drew police of three states to this incident. The AAP guidelines Delhi and Punjab whereas the BJP governs Haryana. Nonetheless, Delhi Police comes underneath the Union House ministry and never the AAP-led Delhi authorities.

Listed here are the newest developments to this story

-Preetpal Singh, the daddy of arrested Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, alleged {that a} group of 15-20 Punjab Police personnel barged into their Janakpuri house round 8 am, punched him within the face and didn’t enable his son to placed on his turban whereas they had been arresting him.

-The cavalcade of automobiles with Bagga was on its manner from Delhi to Mohali in Punjab, about 250 km away, when it was held up in Kurukshetra, about midway between the 2 cities.

Requested why the Punjab Police group was stopped, a Haryana Police official stated there was data that Bagga had been “forcibly” picked up from his residence. “We’ve got to confirm and crosscheck these items,” he stated.

–Delhi cops took Tajinder Bagga’s custody from Punjab Police. The Delhi Police additionally registered a case of kidnapping primarily based on a grievance by Bagga’s father Preetpal Singh. The Punjab authorities, on its half, moved the excessive courtroom in opposition to the “detention” of its police group in Kurukshetra, Haryana.

-The precise causes for Bagga’s arrest and the legality of it weren’t clear.

-The BJP accused Punjab Police of “abducting” its chief, who has been vocal in his criticism of Arvind Kejriwal, and accused the AAP chief and Delhi chief minister of pursuing vendetta via the state police.

-The Aam Aadmi Get together rejected BJP’s cost and stated the Delhi BJP spokesperson was arrested for allegedly stoking communal rigidity in Punjab.

Accusation in opposition to Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga

Punjab Police stated it arrested Bagga in reference to a case registered in Mohali on 1 April. The 1 April FIR referred to Bagga’s remarks on 30 March, when he was a part of a BJP youth wing protest outdoors Kejriwal’s residence.

Punjab Police had booked Bagga on fees of constructing provocative statements, selling enmity and prison intimidation. The case was registered on a grievance of AAP chief from Mohali Sunny Ahluwalia.

Bagga had additionally come underneath AAP hearth for his tweet in opposition to the Delhi chief minister over the movie “The Kashmir Information”.

FIR in opposition to Bagga was registered underneath related IPC sections, together with 153-A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith, race, place, and so on.), 505 (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any assertion, hearsay or report) and 506 (prison intimidation).

Following the arrest, Punjab Police stated in an announcement that Bagga had been served 5 notices “underneath Sections 41 A CrPC to return and be a 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 a part of the investigation”.

It stated due technique of regulation had been adopted.

Unrest following Tajinder Singh Bagga’s arrest

Delhi BJP leaders and staff headed by state president Adesh Gupta staged a protest in opposition to arrest of celebration spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga by Punjab Police on Friday.

The protesters raised slogans in opposition to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and the Punjab Police at the same time as police right here tried to cease them from shifting to AAP headquarters on DDU Marg.

Chief of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Delhi BJP vp Virendra Sachdeva, Vikram Mittal, celebration spokesperson Praveen Kapoor and lots of different leaders had been current within the protest.

Reactions to the dramatic chain of occasions

Addressing a press convention, Delhi BJP chief Nupur Sharma cited a courtroom ruling to say that police from one other state should inform the native police earlier than making any arrest. Punjab Police’s motion, she stated, was unlawful because it didn’t inform its Delhi counterparts.

The Punjab cops had not knowledgeable the native police in Delhi earlier than arresting Bagga, a Delhi Police official stated.

Although AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj referred to the clashes in Patiala on 29 April, Punjab Police stated it arrested Bagga in reference to a case registered in Mohali on 1 April. 

Defending the Punjab Police’s motion, Bharadwaj informed reporters that the state police registered a case in opposition to Bagga final month after the BJP chief, via his social media posts, “tried to create communal rigidity and incite violence within the state”.

“Due to such statements, the Punjab Police lodged an FIR and now arrested Bagga. His statements had been communal in nature. Numerous BJP-linked folks had been instigating the violence in Patiala,” Bhardwaj alleged.

Delhi BJP leaders, together with state unit president Adesh Gupta, held their very own press convention and slammed

Kejriwal, saying their chief had been picked up for “unmasking” his lies.

“It’s stated that if you wish to see somebody’s actual face, give that particular person energy. The true character and face of Kejriwal has now come to the fore,” Gupta stated.

BJP chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa added {that a} Sikh, a reference to Bagga, has been “insulted” regardless of Punjab having a Sikh chief minister in Bhagwant Mann.

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