A day after the dramatic arrest and “rescue” of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Bagga, a Mohali court today directed the Punjab police to arrest Bagga and produce him before it.
The warrant is in connection with a case registered against him on the charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and for alleged criminal intimidation.
The Punjab police Saturday morning approached the Mohali court and secured his arrest warrant following the dramatic developments which led to a BJP-AAP slugfest.
On Friday morning, Bagga was taken into custody from his Delhi home by the Punjab police in connection with the same case. His arrest was thwarted by the Delhi Police, which rushed to a court and obtained a search warrant based on the kidnapping complaint filed by Bagga’s father.
Bagga returned to his Delhi home on Saturday after being produced before a Dwarka court magistrate, who ordered that he be released and allowed to go home.
The FIR registered against Bagga on 1 April referred to his remarks on 30 March, when he was part of a BJP youth wing protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.