Police custody of Jagtar Johal extended for another 5 days

Jagtar Johal

LUDHIANA – The Ludhiana court on Sunday extended police custody of Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi for further five days until 24th Nov.

Jagtar Singh Johal was moved to judicial custody after appearing in court in Punjab on Friday, sparking hopes the “physical torture” will come to an end, the Sikh Federation UK said .

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.