New Delhi: In a major relief for BJP leader Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday restrained the Punjab government from taking any action against him till July 5. Granting an interim relief, the court put a stay on his arrest till July 5.
The court was hearing Bagga’s plea seeking a stay on the arrest warrant issued against him by a Mohali court. The arrest warrant is connection with a case lodged against him by Punjab police.
However, Punjab government opposed Bagga’s petition. Advocate General of Punjab argued that Bagga be presented in court while assuring that no coercive steps would be taken against him.
Bagga’s arrest by Punjab police and subsequent release has triggered war of words between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) & BJP. The saffron party accused Mann govt of political witch-hunt while AAP leaders justified the move. Delhi BJP lambasted Kejriwal government and accused him of ‘misusing’ Punjab police for personal benefit.
Punjab Police had booked Tajinder Singh Bagga on charges of provocative remarks and promoting enmity. The case was registered on a complaint of AAP leader Sunny Ahluwalia.
Bagga is the national secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).