Bagha Purana police station and personnel have been in the spotlight since November 2017 when they illegally arrested BRitish citizen Jagtar Johal and then physically tortured him. In February 2018 they repeated the same tactic against a man named Beant Singh. Like Jagtar, there was no FIR or any link to criminal activities against BEant Singh, yet he was arrested and tortured.
After the torture took place, Punjab police officers told him he would be killed in a fake encounter like Vicky Gounder. The SHO of Bagha Purana then also informed Beant if he did not confess to the fake charges he would be implicated in several high-profile cases as he did to Jagtar Johal.