Punjab cops stopped in Haryana; Delhi police file FIR for ‘kidnapping’ case

Punjab police were reportedly detained by their Haryana counterparts in Kurukshetra as they took BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga to Mohali where he was due to appear in court.

Bagga was detained in connection with a complaint filed against him for making provocative statements against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga/Facebook

Delhi Police have filed an FIR against Punjab Police for “kidnapping”, claiming they failed to follow proper rules when arresting BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga. It came shortly after Bagga was arrested by Punjab police at his West Delhi residence on Friday.

Amid major political drama over Bagga’s arrest, Delhi and Haryana police have swung into action against Punjab police. Punjab police were reportedly arrested by Haryana cops in Kurukshetra as they were taking Bagga to Mohali where he was due to appear in court.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary was booked last month after AAP leader Sunny Singh filed a complaint against him for allegedly making provocative statements, encouraging communal enmity and criminal bullying.

The arrest was made for allegedly threatening death to AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the latter’s views on the controversial Bollywood film. Kashmir Records.

Delhi Police files FIR against Punjab Police

The Delhi police case, however, comes despite Bagga being taken to Janakpuri police station before being escorted to Mohali. Quoting officials, The Indian Express reported that Janakpuri police were also intimidated before Bagga was arrested at his home. “After sharing the details, they sent their team to his house from where he was picked up and taken to Janakpuri Police Station. They are now completing the legal documentation work,” an officer told the newspaper.

Preetpal Singh Bagga, the leader’s father, alleged that the police were violent towards him when they came to arrest his son

Observance of due process, according to the Punjab police

In a statement, Punjab Police said due process was followed before arresting Bagga from his Delhi residence and the action was taken after sending him five notices to join the investigation.

“He is being brought here and will be presented in court. Further investigation is being carried out by SAS Nagar Police SIT,” Punjab Police were quoted as saying. ANI.

Police said an FIR was registered on May 1 by the Punjab State Cyber ​​Crime, SAS Nagar.

BJP hits back at AAP and demonstrates outside Kejriwal’s residence

Shortly after Bagga’s arrest in Delhi by Punjab Police, the BJP launched a full-scale attack on Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP. From sharing videos and photos of the arrest to alleging that Bagga’s father was assaulted, tweets poured in on the BJP leader’s social media site. Several BJP workers also gathered outside a police station and protested against the action of the Punjab police.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, who protested outside Arvind Kejriwal’s home last month over his remarks about the film “The Kashmir Files” tweeted that he had spoken to Bagga’s mother and assured her of his safe return

BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma criticized the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, calling the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga “illegal”.

“The Aam Aadmi party has shown no law to justify the arrest. The manner in which he (Bagga) was arrested is in direct violation of the order of the Delhi High Court. Tanashahi nahi chalegi (Dictatorship will not be tolerated). Illegal arrest of party workers will not be tolerated and there will be a legal fight. This is a gross abuse of police and state power,” she told a news conference.

“Tajinder Bagga has been illegally detained by the Punjab Police,” Delhi BJP Chairman Adesh Gupta said. Alleging that the Punjab police were acting on the instructions of the Delhi CM, he said “Kejriwal’s Hitler-like act will cost him dearly”, according to the news agency. ANI.

Taking to Twitter, Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra posted a video message alleging misuse of Punjab police by Arvind Kejriwal. Mishra also claimed that Bagga’s father was beaten by the police and called the cops “morons”.

Bagga had been booked after AAP leader Sunny Singh filed a lawsuit against him, alleging he made provocative statements, spread rumors and attempted to create religious and communal enmity.

The case against Bagga, filed April 1, lists Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and committing acts prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony); 505 (Statements leading to public mischief); 505(2) (Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes); and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

With contributions from agencies

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