No Coercive Action Till May 10: Bagga Gets Punjab HC Relief

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 08 May, 2022 6:28 pm IST
BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (file photo)

NEW DELHI: Punjab and Haryana High Court, in an urgent late night hearing, came to the rescue of Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga hours after the Mohali court issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

In a reprieve for Bagga, the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed that no coercive step be taken against Bagga after he sought a stay on the arrest warrant issued by a Mohali court earlier on Sunday. Justice Anoop Chitkara took up Bagga’s petition in an urgent hearing at his residence just before midnight.

“No coercive steps till May 10,” Bagga’s counsel Chetan Mittal said on the high court order.

The high court is to take up Bagga’s petition seeking quashing of the FIR registered against him last month on May 10.

“We are not executing the arrest warrant till May 10,” said Punjab Advocate General Anmol Rattan Sidhu. “It is on the concession by the state government. We told the court that there was no urgency to arrest him. Hence, we can wait till Tuesday,” said Sidhu.

The court in its order said, “Given the statement of the learned advocate general, Punjab, let the present application be listed along with the main case on May 10…and no coercive steps be taken against the petitioner till the next date.”

Earlier in the day, the court of Judicial Magistrate Ravtesh Inderjit Singh issued the arrest warrant against Bagga in connection with a case registered last month.

The Punjab Police had booked Singh Bagga on the charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation. The case was registered on a complaint of AAP leader Sunny Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali.

The FIR registered on April 1 referred to Bagga’s remarks on March 30, when he was part of a BJP youth wing protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police from his Delhi home on Friday, stopped in Haryana while being taken to Punjab and brought back to the national capital by Delhi Police hours later.

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