The Delhi BJP on Saturday alleged that the mother and sister of party spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Baggar were being harassed by the Punjab police, who had filed a case against them for attacking Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his comments in the film ‘Kashmir Files’. There was no immediate reaction from the Punjab police or the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is the state’s powerhouse.
Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta and party MP Parvesh Verma at a press conference accused the ruling AAP in Punjab of “taking revenge” on its political opponents. “A team of Punjab Police led by a DCP (Commissioner of Police) reached Bagga. At around 2 in the morning, they harassed the residence and his mother and sister. Bagga left and changed four places where Punjab Police followed him. That the police are tapping the phones of our leaders, “Verma claimed.
Punjab police have filed a case against Bagga for allegedly making provocative statements, promoting hostility and inciting criminal intimidation following an allegation by an AAP leader. Verma questioned the end of democracy in Punjab where people have given a huge mandate to the Kejriwal-led AAP to govern for their welfare and development.
The AAP government in Punjab is “abusing” power and police in its disposal, Delhi BJP president Gupta has alleged. “The AAP led by Kejriwal is busy in Punjab through their government telling lies and filing lawsuits against those who express anti-national policies. Activity,” Gupta alleged.
The FIR filed against Baggar on April 1, March 30, when he was part of a BJP youth wing protest outside the Chief Minister’s residence in Delhi, was accompanied by his remarks against Kejriwal. Another Delhi BJP leader, Naveen Kumar, who is also the head of the media cell and has faced an FIR from the Punjab police, said police had also reached his house.
Kumar, who lives in Lakshmi Nagar, also shared pictures of Punjab police personnel standing outside his house and said he was not there.
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