LUDHIANA – The Ludhiana court on Sunday extended police custody of Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi for further five days until 24th Nov.
However, the federation said he was later returned to police custody for the next two days without charge after he was taken to an area magistrate by police from another district.
His legal team are said to be concerned this period will be used to try and “falsely link him” to unsolved cases in the area.
Jagtar Johal, from Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, was detained in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab on 4 November.
The federation says no official charges have been brought against him, but local media reported Mr Johal’s arrest was linked to the killing of Hindu leaders in Punjab.
Mr Johal, 30, who got married in India last month, has told lawyers he has been tortured with “body separation techniques and electrocution to body parts”.
Diljit Dosanjh tweets in support of Jagtar Johal
Meanwhile Punjabi Singer turned actor Diljit Dosanjh tweeted his concerns and emotions in solidarity with Jagatr Johal alias Jaggi.
Saddened to hear the reports of the torture of Jagtar Singh Johal after his arrest in Punjab. Whatever the allegations on him may be, every person has the right to a free trial. As Sikhs we pray for Sarbat Da Bhalla.🙏🏽 #freejagginow
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) 19 November 2017