Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday has quashed the FIRs lodged by the Punjab Police against former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga in separate cases.
Kumar Vishwas was booked by the Rupnagar police of Punjab for allegedly making inflammatory statements against AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal.
In April, a case was registered against Bagga in Mohali on charges of making inflammatory statements and criminal intimidation.
Justice Anup Chitkara ordered quashing of the FIR observing that there is nothing in probe that their statement created communal hatred. Even if all allegations from social media posts are true they “wouldn’t amount to hate speech.”
After the verdict, Kumar Vishwas thanked the judiciary and his fans. At the same time, BJP leader Bagga tweeted, “Arvind Kejriwal has been slapped on the face by the Punjab High Court. The FIRs registered against me and Dr Kumar Vishwas have been quashed.”
Senior BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also attacked AAP and said Arvind Kejriwal plundered Punjab’s resources for his vendetta politics.” “Today’s verdict by Punjab Haryana HC quashing the FIR against Kumar Vishwas and Tajinder Bagga makes Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann answerable on why he allowed Kejriwal to misuse Punjab Police,” he said.