Tejinder Pal Bagga Case: BJP youth leader Tajinder Singh Bagga has got a big relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Hearing the case of Tejinder Bagga on Tuesday, the High Court has stayed his arrest till July 5. The Punjab government has demanded to preserve the CCTV footage. Haryana government has handed over the CCTV footage of Peepli police station to the court. The next hearing on this will now be held on July 5.
Earlier, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday night directed that no coercive step be taken against Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga. The Delhi BJP leader had filed a petition in the High Court seeking a stay on the arrest warrant issued by a Mohali court earlier in the day.
Bagga moved the High Court challenging it, hours after a Mohali court issued an arrest warrant in connection with a case registered against him by Punjab Police last month. Justice Anoop Chitkara heard Bagga’s plea on urgent grounds just before midnight at his residence. Bagga’s lawyer Chetan Mittal said on the High Court’s order, ‘No punitive steps till May 10’.
The Punjab Police had registered a case against Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga for making provocative statements, promoting enmity and making criminal intimidation. The case was registered on the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sunny Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali. The FIR, registered on April 1, refers to Bagga’s remarks of March 30, which he made during a BJP Yuva Morcha protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
A case was registered against Bagga under sections 153-A, 505 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police on Friday from his Delhi residence. However, the policemen who were taking Bagga to Punjab were stopped in Haryana, after which the Delhi Police brought them back to Delhi.