BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh has been arrested by Punjab Police on Friday morning after receiving a complaint from its cyber cell. According to the initial reports, 50 police personnel in 10-12 cars came to arrest Bagga from his Delhi residence.
Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga, according to the complainant, made offensive statements, circulated rumours, and attempted to stir religious and communal hatred. During a rally on March 30, Bagga allegedly threatened Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The police received statements and video recordings of Bagga from the complaint.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra said Tajinder Bagga cannot be intimidated or weakened by such actions since he is a true chieftain. Why so much fear of a true Sardar? BJP leader Prashant Umrao also tweeted that 50 policemen came to Bagga’s house to arrest him without informing the local police and took him away like a terrorist.
Explaining the incident, Tajinder Bagga’s father said that initially two policemen entered their house and started talking politely. He said during that time no one was at his place except him and Bagga. Meanwhile, the BJP politician dressed up and went outside. After exchanging pleasantries, several more police officers entered the residence with force. Tajinder’s father also added that when police personnel first entered the residence, he tried making a video of their atrocities, but one police officer dragged him inside and assaulted him as he was doing so.
Bagga was then taken from the residence and apprehended by the police. His father said that they wouldn’t even let him put on his turban during the process, despite Bagga’s repeated requests to be allowed to dress appropriately. They also took his phone, he explained.
Earlier on April 2, Punjab Police reached his residence to arrest him without filing an FIR against him and even without informing the local police. Taking to Twitter, Bagga said Punjab Police Car number PB65AK1594 reached my home to arrest me without informing local police. Now they are tracking my friends’ addresses and going to their homes. No information of FIR, Police station, Sections against me to me till now.
Previously, Punjab Police had filed a FIR against Bagga for his criticism of Arvind Kejriwal after the Delhi chief minister criticised the film The Kashmir Files during the Delhi assembly’s budget session, calling it a jhoothi film.