Relief for Tajinder Bagga hours after fresh arrest warrants were issued

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court gave relief to Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga after his petition was heard in the middle of the night. It directed the Punjab government to not take any coercive action against Bagga. The orders stands until the next hearing on May 10.

The BJP leader had moved the high court challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a Mohali Court on Saturday. The warrants were related to a case against him on the charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and for alleged criminal intimidation.

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The hearing of the plea was held at the residence of Justice Anoop Chitkara in Chandigarh.

The arrest warrant was issued against Bagga by the court of Judicial Magistrate Ravtesh Inderjit Singh. It stated that “Keeping in view the fact that sufficient opportunities have already been granted to the accused to join the investigation and despite the accused has failed to join the investigation. It is necessary in the interest of the justice to issue non-bailable warrants of the accused Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga for 23.05.2022, who is evading arrest, in order to facilitate the investigation,” the judge said in the order.”

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