Tajinder Bagga arrested : Punjab Police on Friday morning arrested Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his residence in the national capital. The arrest was reportedly over a case that was registered against him for his statements last month against Delhi Chief Minister and National Convenor of AAP Arvind Kejriwal related to the movie ‘Kashmir Files’.
Police sources said Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police from his West Delhi residence by the Punjab Police who had intimated the Delhi Police before arriving at Janakpuri police station today morning. He was later brought to the same police station for completing legal formalities.
In April a case was registered at the cyber cell in Mohali against Bagga under sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 505 (2) (statements creating or promoting enmity) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC. In his complaint, Punjab AAP spokesman Sunny Singh Ahluwalia alleged that Bagga had made provocative statements, spread rumours and tried to create religious and communal enmity. The complainant also submitted statements and video clips of Bagga to the police. Bagga allegedly threatened Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a protest on March 30.
Reacting to the arrest, Delhi BJP Praveen Shankar Kapoor said, “It is extremely shameful that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has started abusing his party’s political power in Punjab to intimidate political opponents. Every citizen of Delhi stands with the family of Tajindar Pal Singh Bagga in this hour of crisis.”
BJP leader Kapil Mishra tweeted, “Tajinder Bagga has been arrested by 50 police personnel of Punjab police. He is a true Sikh and they cannot threaten him.”
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said the party strongly condemns the arrest of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga. “It’s highly shameful that Kejriwal has started political misuse of power and the police in AAP-ruled Punjab to scare his opponent.
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