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The Punjab Police arrested BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on Friday morning based on a complaint registered with its cybercell.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, 36, was arrested from his home in Janakpuri, Delhi by the Punjab Police on Friday morning on charges of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation. The case was registered on the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sunny Singh Ahluwalia, a resident of Mohali.

Tajinder Bagga’s arrest sparked a political slugfest between the BJP and the AAP, the ruling party in Punjab. The saffron party accused Punjab Police of “abducting” its leader, who has been vocal in his criticism of Arvind Kejriwal, and accused the AAP chief of pursuing vendetta through the state police.

As the political war of words played out, the police of three states got embroiled in the matter. Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police from his home, stopped in Haryana while being taken to Punjab and brought back to the national capital by Delhi Police hours later.