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Fears for welfare of Jagtar Singh Johal ‘tortured’ by Indian police


Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, was detained in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab on ­November 4 PAThe Foreign Office has requested consular access to check the welfare of a Scot arrested in India who campaigners say has been tortured by police. Jagtar Singh Johal from Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, was detained in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab on November 4. The Sikh Federation UK said no official charges had yet appeared, but it had been reported in India that Mr Johal’s arrest was linked to the killing of Hindu leaders in Punjab. 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”. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) said it took allegations of torture “very seriously” and was taking action to check on his welfare.


Source: The Times November 15, 2017 00:02 UTC


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