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Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga arrest: Delhi-Haryana & Punjab police face-off

The BJP accused Punjab police of 'abducting' its leader, who has been vocal in his criticism of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga | Arvind Kejriwal | Delhi Police

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Tajinder Bagga
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga. Photo: ANI

Delhi leader was arrested by from his home, stopped in Haryana while being taken to Punjab and brought back to the capital by hours later, a Friday of dramatic developments that drew in the police of three states and led to a BJP-AAP slugfest.

The accused of ‘abducting’ its leader, who has been vocal in his criticism of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and accused the AAP chief of pursuing vendetta through the state police. AAP rejected the charge and said the Delhi spokesperson was arrested for allegedly stoking communal tension in Punjab.

registered a case of kidnapping based on a complaint by Bagga's father Preetpal Singh. The Punjab government, on its part, moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the ‘detention’ of its police team in Kurukshetra, Haryana. Asked why the team was stopped, a Haryana Police official said there was information that Bagga had been ‘forcibly’ picked up from his residence. "We have to verify and crosscheck these things," he said.

In the high-voltage drama that followed, a team reached Kurukshetra and took ‘custody' of 36-year-old Bagga from Punjab police.

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First Published: Fri, May 06 2022. 23:26 IST