“During this period (till July 6), the investigation will continue, but if Baggar’s statement (Punjab Police) is to be recorded, it will be done in the presence of his lawyer at his (Delhi) residence …,” he noted. Justice Anup Chitkara passed the order.
On Saturday, the High Court directed that no coercive action be taken against the Delhi BJP leader as he had sought stay of the arrest warrant issued by the Mohali court earlier in the day.
Mohali Judicial Magistrate Rabtesh Inderjit Singh’s court last month issued an arrest warrant against Baggar in a registered case.
Punjab police have filed a case against Bagga on charges of making provocative statements, promoting hostility and intimidation. The case has been registered on the basis of allegations made by Mohali-based AAP leader Sunny Ahluwalia.
The FIR, filed on April 1, referred to Baggar’s remarks on March 30, when he was part of a BJP youth wing protest outside the Delhi chief minister’s residence.
Bagga was arrested by Punjab police from his Delhi home last Friday, stopped in Haryana while being taken to Punjab, and was returned to the national capital by Delhi police a few hours later.