New Delhi, May 6: In a dramatic way Punjab police team that arrested BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his Delhi residence on Friday was stopped en route to Mohali by Haryana cops after the Delhi police registered a kidnapping case based on a complaint by Mr Bagga’s father.
Haryana police surrounded the Punjab police vehicle carrying Mr Bagga and escorted them off the highway to a police station in Kurukshetra and called the Delhi police as well.
Punjab police arrested the BJP leader on charges of making provocative statements, promoting religious enmity, and criminal intimidation.
Mr Bagga’s father Preet Pal has complained before Delhi police that around 10-15 cops entered their home, punched him and dragged his son out to take him to Punjab.
Punjab police team also snatched his phone when he tried to record a video and seized both his and Mr Bagga’s phones, he added. He has registered a complaint of kidnapping.
Punjab police has sent a letter to Haryana’s top cop clarifying that the state police are stopping them needlessly when it’s not a kidnapping case.
On the other hand, Delhi police claimed that they were not given any prior information regarding the arrest when Punjab police refuted the allegation and said prior intimation was given and one of their teams has been at the Janakpuri police station since last evening.
Later, a team of Delhi police brought back BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Thanesar Sadar Police station in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.