On BJP’s Tajinder Bagga’s Plea Against Arrest, Court’s No-Coercion Order
The Punjab and Haryana High Court in the midnight hearing directed the Punjab government not to take any coercive action against Tajinder Bagga until the next hearing on 10 May, after the The BJP director moved the high court to challenge a non-public arrest warrant issued against him by a Mohali Court on Saturday.
The emergency hearing on the plea was held at Justice Anoop Chitkara’s residence in Chandigarh.
Magistrate Ravtesh Inderjit Singh Court has issued an arrest warrant for Mr Bagga in connection with a case registered against him on charges of making provocative statements, inciting hate and allegedly criminal intimidation.
“In view of the fact that there was sufficient opportunity for the accused to participate in the investigation and even though the accused did not participate in the investigation. In the interest of justice, it is necessary to issue an order not to give effect to the defendant. with the accused. Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga for May 23, 2022, who is evading arrest, to facilitate the investigation,” the judge said in the order.
Mr Bagga was detained by Punjab police from his home in Delhi in connection with a similar case on Friday morning amid growing drama. However, his arrest was thwarted by the Delhi Police, who rushed to the court and obtained a search warrant based on the kidnapping complaint filed by his father Bagga.
In his complaint, Bagga’s father alleges that “several people” came to his home around 8 a.m. and took his son away.
Information regarding the search warrant was then flashed by the Delhi Police in the area, after which the Haryana Police stopped the vehicle that took Bagga to Punjab. Mr. Bagga returned to his Janakpuri home in the early hours of Saturday after being presented before a Dwarka court magistrate, who ordered his release and allowed home.
Following dramatic developments leading up to a BJP-AAP competition, Punjab police on Saturday morning approached Mohali court and secured a warrant for his arrest.
AAP manages Delhi and Punjab while BJP manages Haryana. However, the Delhi Police are under the Union Home Ministry and not the Delhi government led by AAP.
The FIR registered against Mr Bagga on April 1 referring to his remarks on March 30, when he was part of a rally by the BJP youth wing outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier today, Mr. Bagga, reacting to the arrest and subsequent developments, said he would continue to speak out against the AAP and its director Arvind Kejriwal.
“No matter one or 100 FIRs are registered against me, I will continue to raise issues of the discrediting of Guru Granth Sahib and Kejriwal’s insult to Kashmiri Pandits,” the BJP leader said.