Ludhiana: Arrested U. K. citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi was sent on police remand by a Ludhiana court in another case today. Earlier he was on police remand in FIR No. 218/17 (PS Salem Tabri) case, which pertained to the killing of pastor Sultan Masih and after the court of JMIC sent him to judicial custody in this case the police took his transit remand in FIR No.7/16 (PS Division no. 2) case.
Later he was presented before the court of another JMIC who sent him on 2 days police remand. Case FIR no. 7/16 (PS Division no. 2) pertains to firing on a Kidwai Nagar Skhakha (Branch) of Hindutva outfit Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
“The British authorities must take direct action to safeguard Jagtar by demanding an independent and full medical assessment that can detect the torture he has been subject to.”
The extension of Mr Johal’s sentence comes as John Swinney, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, said he would raise the issue with authorities while he is on a four day visit to India which began on Saturday.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “We are deeply concerned about the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.
“Scottish Government officials have been in regular contact with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about this case.
“The Deputy First Minister will raise this issue while he is in India on a four-day trip to strengthen education and business links.”