After being released by the Punjab Police, BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga issued a challenge to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and said he was prepared to fight the legal battle ahead.
Soon after being released by the Punjab Police and returning home to Delhi, BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga issued a challenge to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and said he was prepared to fight the legal battle ahead.
Denying the Punjab Police’s claim that he had been asked to join the investigation multiple times but refused to comply, the BJP leader said, “I have already replied to all the summons that have been issued.”
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, who hailed Bagga’s homecoming as a “ghar wapsi”, accused Arvind Kejriwal of misusing the Punjab Police to arrest Bagga on false charges.
“Kejriwal misused Punjab Police. Bagga has not committed any sort of crime,” said Adesh Gupta.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, 36, was arrested from his home in Janakpuri, Delhi by the Punjab Police on Friday morning on charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation. The case was registered on the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sunny Singh Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali.
WHAT BAGGA’S LAWYER SAID
Speaking to the media, Bagga’s lawyer Sanket Gupta said that the Punjab Police has no locus standi to arrest Bagga in Delhi. After he was taken into custody, his father lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police.
“Following this, a 97 CrPC application was given by the Delhi Police that there is case of illegal detention and we want to search the victim. The victim [Bagga] was searched and located,” he stated.
Gupta also said that while appearing before the Duty Magistrate, the BJP leader alleged he suffered two injuries — on his back and shoulder — during his arrest.