New Delhi, May 24 (Agency)
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Delhi Police on the plea of Punjab Police to quash the FIR in the alleged abduction case of BJP leader Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga. On the petition of Manpreet Singh, Superintendent of Police (Rural), SAS Nagar, Punjab, the High Court issued notice to Delhi Police, Delhi Government and Bagga. Justice Anu Malhotra said that the respondent should file his reply within four weeks. The matter will come up for hearing on July 26.
However, the court did not issue notice on another petition filed by the Punjab government, seeking quashing of two orders passed by a district court in Delhi. The first order is related to the search and production of Bagga, the second is to order his release without hearing the side of the Punjab Police. The High Court said it would go through the entire record of the case before coming to any conclusion about the issue of notice.
Following the arrest of Bagga by Punjab Police for allegedly making provocative statements and criminal intimidation, Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Punjab Police personnel on charges of kidnapping late on May 6. The Punjab Police, in its petition, claimed that when it reached the Janakpuri police station on May 6 to inform about Bagga’s arrest, the Delhi Police had refused to cooperate.