Briton arrested in India being tortured by police, campaigners say

Briton arrested in India being tortured by police, campaigners say”

Jagtar Singh Jaggi was arrested on November 4 from Rama Mandi of Jalandhar and was produced before the Baghapurana's Duty Magistrate on November 5.

Mr Johal, who got married in India in October, has told lawyers he has been tortured with " body separation techniques and electrocution to body parts". His crime unknown. Indian authorities refuse to give any information.

Last week the chief minister of Punjab and the local police chief released a statement saying they were holding Mr Johal on grounds of financing the purchase of weapons used in the killing of prominent Hindu leaders in Punjab.

Speaking to STV News, his brother Gurpreet said: "I am outraged by this".

The Sikh Federation said it has contacted more than 100 MPs who are concerned about the case.

Bhai Amrik Singh, the chair of the Sikh Federation (UK), said the British High Commission had not taken any action to protect a law-abiding British citizen.

In her letter Preet Kaur Gill said: "I am writing to you as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs (APPGBS); a cross-party group that contains Labour, Conservative, Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrat officers and members".

It is running a lobbying campaign using the hashtag #FreeJaggiNow.

At a court hearing on Tuesday to extend his remand until the end of the week, Mr Johal's lawyer requested an independent medical examination of his injuries.

The Punjab government has claimed that Jagtar is among a group of four suspects arrested on allegations of fanning communal disturbance in the state.

That period on remand has now been extended to 17 November.

Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab, said last week that those arrested were using encrypted mobile software and apps for communication with handlers based in Pakistan and had been trained overseas.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs urge United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson to ensure that Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested earlier this month by Punjab Police for his alleged role in targeted killings in the state, has his rights as a British citizen protected.

Member Parliament of Labor Party for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi while appealing from his twitter account for "just treatment" for "Jaggi" said "With regards to the Jagtar Singh Johal (Scotland) arrest in India, I have already contacted @foreignoffice, @HCI_London and other members of APPGBS, Hoping that as a response, he will be justly treated".

Last week the federation said it feared Mr Johal had been targeted over his work highlighting the Sikh genocide in 1984 and amid claims he was "influencing the youth through social media".

"Our staff are in contact with the Indian authorities regarding his case".

Like this


14 February 2018
Science contest Star Track, initiated by Max Polyakov, reveals new space genius
The Star Track competition is a brainchild of the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University and Noosphere Engineering School . Examples of similar projects include ARLISS, NASA Student Launch from the USA, as well as the European CanSat Competition.

14 November 2017
Global crude oil demand to ease on warm climate
The cartel, led by Middle East producers, will see its share of the market grow to 46 per cent in 2040 from 43 per cent now. The expected US surge will account for 80% of the increase in global supply over the time period.

14 November 2017
Capital Growth Management Lp Marginally Raises Its Ownership in Morgan Stanley (MS)
The firm has a market cap of $88,153.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.51, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.66. Among 7 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( NYSE:TSM ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold.

14 November 2017
Senate Orders Ndume To Resume Wednesday Following Court Order
Announcing resumption, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said Ndume should resume plenary session on Wednesday. Senate had said it would appeal the Federal High Court judgement which ruled in Ndume's favour on Friday, 10th November, 2017.

14 November 2017
Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) VP Steven J. Romano Acquires 2000 Shares of Stock
Riverhead Capital Management Llc increased Dillard's Inc (NYSE:DDS) stake by 6,064 shares to 40,291 valued at $2.32M in 2017Q2. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .

14 November 2017
Total War Saga unveils Thrones of Britannia, due next year
Throughout this sceptred isle, the kings of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales sense a time of change approaching; a time of opportunity.

14 November 2017
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Director Sells $138166.00 in Stock
Netflix, Inc . (NASDAQ:NFLX) touched its 1-Year High price of $204.38 on 10/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $110.68 on 11/14/16. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first published by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal.

14 November 2017
Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) PT Raised to $22.00 at Barclays PLC
Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers. The Firm operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services.

14 November 2017
Most Active Volume Stock: Cott Corporation (COT)
To measure price-variation, we found COT's volatility during a week at 3.99% and during a month it has been found around 2.53%. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

13 September 2017
Top Bookmakers Name Odds-On Favourites for 2017-2018 NBA Championship Success
As a result, the Warriors won the championship for a fifth time, taking back the title that they last won as recently as 2015. The two teams have met in the final for three consecutive years, with the Cavs picking up the title just once, in 2016.