BJP leader Tajinder Bagga has been arrested by Punjab police and is now being taken to Mohali from Delhi, where a case had been reportedly registered against him at the cyber cell of the station.
Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga, the national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested after AAP activist Sunny Singh submitted a complaint against him, stating that he made provocative statements, propagated rumours, and attempted to promote religious and communal hostility, according to reports. During a rally on March 30, Bagga allegedly threatened Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Around 10 Punjab Police cops barged into my home In the morning. They punched me in the face when I tried making a video of the arrest. They even took away my phone. At 8:30 am, they dragged Tajindar outside,” the leader’s father was quoted as saying in a report by India Today.
“The BJP leader @TajinderBagga arrested by the Punjab Police. Had given to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ji the threat of “Jeene nahi denge” (will not let you live),” said AAP MLA Naresh Balyan in a tweet.
Bagga has been a fierce critic of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, and had recently filed a case against Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in April for ‘entering a Gurudwara’ in an ‘inebriated condition’.
Now, the development of his arrest has led to a heated row as the saffron party has assigned ‘political motives’ behind the move. “This coward @ArvindKejriwal sent 50 cops of Punjab police to illegally arrest @TajinderBagga from his home in Delhi. Family is in a state of shock. You won’t get away with this Kejriwal. Enough if enough ! #IstandWithTajinderBagga,” said BJYM leader Neha Joshi in a tweet.
With inputs from News18