‘Extreme action’ vowed if Jagtar Singh Johal Jaggi has been tortured : Foreign Office minister

By 21st November 2017 0 Comments

“Extreme action” will be taken if a Scottish man arrested in India has been tortured by police, a Foreign Office minister has suggested.
Rory Stewart told MPs the UK Government was working closely to investigate the case of Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, who was detained in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab on November 4.

Campaigners say Mr Johal, 30, has been tortured by police and Mr Stewart said the government would “take extreme action if a British citizen is being tortured”.
During Foreign Office questions in the Commons, the SNP MSP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes raised his constituent’s case.
He asked: “Can the secretary of state advise me and the House how he’s working with the office of the Prime Minister to assist my constituent and his family in Dumbarton?”

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