On 12 October 2011, Tajinder Singh Bagga, along with other members of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS), attacked Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan for his remarks on Kashmir inside the Supreme Court premises. Bhushan had said that he wants the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to be repealed at a press conference in Varanasi in Jammu and Kashmir. Bhushan also called for a plebiscite in Kashmir, a statement that angered Bagga who accused Bhushan of trying to break India. After the attack, Bagga posted a tweet claiming credit for it, which read,
“He tries to break my nation, I try to break his head. Hisab chukta. Congratulations everyone. Operation Prashant Bhushan was successful.”
He later added,
“We gave a tough fight to Prashant Bhushan in his chamber in the Supreme Court. If you try to break my nation, I will break your head.”
West Bengal Police arrested
In 2019, Bagga was arrested by the West Bengal Police after a clash between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers during Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata. Bagga then alleged on Twitter that he was arrested from his hotel room at around 2 am. Later, he tweeted that Kolkata Police was searching for CCTV footage or any photograph to prove Bagga’s link to the violence that broke out during the roadshow, but had to let him go due to lack of evidence.
Harish Rawat’s photo morphed as AMU founder Syed Ahmed
In 2022, the Uttarakhand Congress filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the BJP and Bagga for instigating through social media posts. Bagga had posted a meme with an image of Congress leader Harish Rawat to look like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (founder of Aligarh Muslim University), and referred to the Congress politician as “Harishuddin”. As a result, the state unit of the BJP received a warning from the Election Commission to follow all the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct for the elections.
defamation case against subramanian swamy
In December 2021, Bagga filed a criminal defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, claiming that Swamy went to jail several times for petty crimes at the New Delhi Mandir Marg police station before joining the BJP. Wrong tweet. In his testimony before the trial court, Bagga argued that the allegations against him were false and surfaced on the internet with the intention of damaging his reputation. A stay order was imposed on the matter with the next hearing on 6 September 2022.
provocative statement case
On 6 May 2022, Bagga was arrested from his Janakpuri residence in Delhi by the Punjab Police following a complaint lodged against him in Mohali by Dr. Sunny Singh Ahluwalia, AAP Punjab spokesperson and party in-charge of Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. In his complaint, Ahluwalia accused Bagga of making provocative statements and promoting religious enmity through his tweets against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. Haryana Police stopped Punjab Police officials on their way to Mohali after Delhi Police registered a kidnapping case on a complaint by Bagga’s father. Bagga was released after being produced before the magistrate at midnight. Bagga then approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him by the Mohali Court. Consequently, the High Court stayed Bagga’s arrest till 10 May 2022.
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