Punjab & Region

Punjab Police punched me in the face, claims Bagga’s father

New Delhi, May 6

Pritpal Singh Bagga, father of BJP leader Tejinder Singh Bagga claimed that Punjab Police punched him in the face and dragged his son out of house.

BJP leader Tejinder Singh Bagga was picked up from his residence by Punjab police on Friday morning.

Bagga’s father claimed that he was punched in his face while he attempted to capture a video on his mobile phone of police personnel detaining his son.

Talking to ANI, he said, “This morning, 10-15 police personnel came to our home and dragged Tajinder out. When I picked up my mobile phone to record a video of the incident, police took me to another room and punched me in the face.”

Bagga is the national secretary of the BJP’s youth wing was taken to the Janakpuri Police Station. BJP has alleged that the AAP government is misusing power to target its political opponents.

BJP IT department head Amit Malviya tweeted: “Arvind Kejriwal’s brazen misuse of Punjab Police to target political opponents is not unexpected. He had been raging for this. But this won’t go down well. We will fight to secure every single karyakarta of ours and ensure that Kejriwal learns how to handle power the hard way…”

BJP’s National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santhosh also condemned the arrest, and said, “Punjab Police is being used as personal mafia of Arvind Kejriwal. We condemn the arrest of Tajinder Bagga and assault on his father by police at the insistence of Aam Aadmi Party. Soon Karma will catch you.”