DELHI: The Delhi High Court asked Delhi’s commissioner of police to reply to the Punjab Police’s petition seeking quashing of the FIR registered by Delhi Police earlier this month at Janakpuri police station in connection with the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.
Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing Delhi Police, earlier submitted that the police commissioner needs to be separately made a party to the case as allegations have been made against the police in the petition filed by SSP (rural), Mohali. Jain submitted that only Delhi state – the prosecution comes under the AAP government – is a party to the case at present.
Bagga is accused by the Punjab Police of fuelling disharmony, unrest and ill will against different religious groups. On May 6, a Punjab Police team took him into custody from his residence in Delhi, but on the way back they were stopped by the police in Haryana, purportedly on receipt of information from Delhi Police regarding a search warrant. The Haryana Police later handed over Bagga’s custody to the Delhi Police, which released him on the basis of a court order. Bagga’s father had filed an FIR alleging that his son was kidnapped soon after he was arrested by the Punjab Police.