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In Drama Round BJP’s Tajinder Bagga’s Arrest, A Curious Hole In Timeline

Tajinder Bagga was arrested from his Delhi residence at 5 am yesterday. PTI

New Delhi:

Did Haryana Police cease the Punjab Police workforce taking BJP chief Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga to Mohali even earlier than Delhi Police registered an FIR below prices of kidnapping?

A have a look at the timeline of Friday’s dramatic cat-and-mouse recreation suggests so, elevating questions on whether or not authorized processes have been bypassed for political aims.

In keeping with Delhi Police, they acquired a criticism of kidnapping from Mr Bagga’s father at 12.35 pm yesterday and the FIR was registered at 12.41 pm. Thereafter, they moved the Dwarka court docket for a search warrant and alerted police in neighbouring Haryana.

“Realized Further Solicitor Normal of India submits that in pursuant to registration of FIR No.327 dated 06.05.2022, as detailed above, on the occasion of Preetpal Singh Bagga, father of Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga, search warrant to impact look of stated Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga was obtained from Metropolitan Justice of the Peace, Delhi, and additional wi-fi message was flashed to intercept and hint the kidnapped individual,” reads the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom order.

Haryana Police have claimed that they stopped the car taking Mr Bagga to Mohali after receiving a message from Delhi Police.

Punjab Cops have, nonetheless, claimed that they have been stopped by Haryana Police close to Kurukshetra round 11.30 am – an hour earlier than the criticism was registered.

The dramatic showdown that noticed three governments flexing their police arm began at 5 am yesterday when Mr Bagga was taken into custody from his Delhi residence for a tweet concentrating on Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Get together chief (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal. The Punjab Police workforce on its method to Mohali was stopped at Kurukshetra by Haryana Police.

Quickly after, Delhi Cops reached there and introduced Mr Bagga again, the BJP chief flashing the victory signal as he modified autos. Late final night time, a Delhi court docket requested Delhi Police to offer safety to the BJP chief who returned residence to a grand welcome by get together supporters. His assertion will likely be recorded earlier than a Justice of the Peace Monday.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has stated Haryana Police acted on an alert from their Delhi counterparts. “Since we had info from Delhi, it was our responsibility at hand them over to Delhi Police. Amid this, they revealed their identification that they’re from Punjab Police and are taking him (Bagga) with them. We did our work,” Mr Khattar advised information company ..

Leaders of AAP, which has currently been accused of utilizing Punjab Police to focus on political rivals and critics of Mr Kejriwal, have defended the motion in opposition to Mr Bagga and stated the BJP chief was taken into custody after he refused to cooperate within the probe in opposition to him and ignored 5 notices.

AAP’s MLA Atishi described Mr Bagga as a “goonda, lafanga, dangai (felony, idler and rioter). Get together spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj stated they’d collected details about Mr Bagga and that he used “obscene, poisonous and hateful language” on social media. Mr Bhardwaj careworn that “there is no such thing as a vendetta” behind the police motion.

Chatting with . this morning, Mr Bagga alleged that the Punjab Police workforce didn’t present him any warrant earlier than choosing him up. “When practically eight individuals picked me up, I advised them to let me tie my turban. They didn’t give me the prospect to put on the turban and slippers. I used to be thrown into the car. I used to be kidnapped by the Punjab police. The native police have been additionally not knowledgeable. Practically 50 policemen got here as they do it with a terrorist,” he stated.

“Practically 10 police autos had come which might be seen within the CCTV footage. It’s an try to ship a message that whosoever speaks in opposition to Arvind Kejriwal could be tagged the largest terrorist and won’t be spared,” stated Mr Bagga.


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