Big Relief For BJP Leader Tajinder Bagga As Punjab And Haryana HC Puts Stay On Arrest Till 6 July

by Swarajya Staff - May 10, 2022 01:53 PM +05:30 IST
Big Relief For BJP Leader Tajinder Bagga As Punjab And Haryana HC Puts Stay On Arrest Till 6 JulyBJP Leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga

In a big relief for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted interim protection against arrest to the BJP Delhi spokersperson till 6 July in the case registered against him by Punjab police.

Justice Anoop Chitkara allowed the Punjab Police to interrogate the BJP leader at his residence twice for one hour each until the next date of hearing.

The interrogation has to be in the presence of an IPS officer, the single-judge ordered, reports Bar and Bench.

Further, the police was directed not to file a challan in the case till 6 July when the matter will be heard next.

Earlier on 7 May, a court in Mohali issued arrest warrant against Bagga in connection with a case registered last month.

Hours after the Mohali court issued the arrest warrant in connection with a case registered against him by the Punjab Police last month, Bagga moved the high court challenging it.

Justice Anoop Chitkara took up Bagga's petition in an urgent hearing at his residence just before midnight and stayed his arrest till today.

The Punjab Police had booked Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on the charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation. The case was registered on a complaint of AAP leader Sunny Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali.

The FIR registered on April 1 referred to Bagga's remarks on March 30, when he was part of a BJP youth wing protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Bagga was booked under relevant sections, including 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place etc), 505 (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report) and 506 (criminal intimidation), of the Indian Penal Code.

Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police from his Delhi home on 6 May, stopped in Haryana while being taken to Punjab and brought back to the national capital by Delhi Police hours later.

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