Punjab & Region

BJP’s Tajinder Bagga arrested for communal inflammatory statements, says Punjab Police

New Delhi, May 6

Police on Friday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from his residence in the national capital over charges of communal inflammatory statements, promoting religious enmity, and criminal intimidation.

The Punjab police said that they had sent Bagga five notices to join the investigation but he “deliberately” chose not to do so.

“Today morning following due process of law, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was arrested from his home in Janakpuri, New Delhi. He is being brought here (Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab) and will be produced in court,” Punjab Police said.

They further informed that an FIR was registered on May 1 by Punjab State Cyber Crime, SAS Nagar against Tajinder Bagga on the complaint of causing instigation, criminal intimidation to cause violence and imminent hurt by publishing false, and communal inflammatory statements on social media.

“The accused was served five notices to come and join the investigation. The notices were duly served upon. In spite of that, the accused deliberately did not join the probe,” Punjab Police said.

Further, the police said that the investigation is being done by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of SAS Nagar Police.