• Tajinder Bagga challenges Kejriwal after ghar wapsi, says, ‘will fight this battle’

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    Further, refuting the Punjab Police’s accusation that he had been asked to join the inquiry many times but refused, he said, “I have previously reacted to all the summons that have been issued.”


    Digital Desk: Soon after BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was released by the Punjab police and returned to Delhi, he announced to challenge AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal saying, ‘I am ready to fight the legal battle ahead.’ 


    “If Kejriwal believes we will stop asking questions and raising our voices, I dare him.  I will fight this battle. I’m not going to stop. I will keep asking Arvind Kejriwal questions.” Bagga said after returning to his Janakpuri house in the early hours of Saturday, escorted by friends and supporters.


    Further, refuting the Punjab Police’s accusation that he had been asked to join the inquiry many times but refused, he said, “I have previously reacted to all the summons that have been issued.”


    Bagga’s return was hailed as a “ghar wapsi” by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, who accused Arvind Kejriwal of exploiting the Punjab Police to arrest Bagga on fake allegations.


    “Kejriwal exploited the Punjab Police. Bagga hasn’t done anything wrong,” claimed Adesh Gupta.


    Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested by the Punjab Police on Friday morning from his house in Janakpuri Delhi on allegations of uttering provocative statements, fostering hatred, and criminal intimidation. The case was filed when Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sunny Singh Ahluwalia, a Mohali native, filed a complaint.


    Bagga’s lawyer, Sanket Gupta, told the media that the Punjab Police had no constitutional authority to arrest Bagga in Delhi. Notably, his father filed a complaint with the Delhi Police after being arrested.


    Gupta further claimed that he had two injuries to his back and shoulder during his arrest, which he stated while appearing before the Duty Magistrate.


    “Bagga also expressed concern that something similar could happen again. The Duty Magistrate ordered that the SHO ensure that the victim and complainant are provided with proper security,” Gupta added.


     Further, the lawyer said that the BJP youth wing leader would appear before a Delhi court on Monday to give his statement in the case.


    The arrest of Tajinder Bagga ignited a political brawl between the BJP and Punjab’s ruling party, AAP. The saffron party accused Punjab Police of “abducting” its leader, who has been vocal in his criticism of Arvind Kejriwal and accused the AAP chief of using the state police to seek revenge.


    According to the AAP, the BJP man was arrested for allegedly inflaming communal tensions in Punjab.


    As the political war of words erupted, three states’ police forces became involved. Bagga was apprehended at his house by Punjab Police, halted in Haryana on his way to Punjab, and returned to the national capital by Delhi Police hours later.


     

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