India refutes as ‘untrue’ claims of British Sikh man’s torture in Delhi jail


London: India on Wednesday refuted as “completely unfaithful” allegations {that a} British Sikh man arrested on expenses regarding terrorism is being tortured in Tihar Jail in New Delhi after a gaggle demonstrators staged a protest exterior 10 Downing Avenue in London.

The protesters waved placards and made speeches to protest British nationwide Jagtar Singh Johal’s detention in India for 1,020 days.

His brother, Gurpreet Singh Johal, handed in a letter for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looking for his intervention over the alleged “third diploma torture and mistreatment” and lack of expenses in opposition to his youthful brother in India.

The Indian Excessive Fee in London in a press release stated, “Jagtar Singh Johal has been arrested on critical expenses regarding terrorism. It’s unfaithful that he’s being held with none expenses. The prosecuting company, NIA (Nationwide Investigation Company), has already filed chargesheet within the courtroom of legislation and he’s presently present process judicial proceedings as per the legislation of the land.”

“It’s completely unfaithful that he has been subjected to torture. He has been granted consular entry a number of instances to the UK Excessive Fee in New Delhi. Additional, institutional safeguards just like the Human Rights Fee exist to analyze any such allegation,” it stated.

Johal, a 33-year-old Scottish-born Sikh, was in Jalandhar along with his household for his marriage ceremony in October, 2017 when he was arrested by police within the metropolis.

His case has since been going by the judicial course of in India and his kinfolk in Britain launched a marketing campaign, holding a number of protests through the years looking for his return to the UK.

The Indian Excessive Fee stated the protest exterior Downing Avenue on Wednesday has been instigated by the identical vested parts who “instrumentalise” and “misguide” youth like Johal, primarily based on a fabricated and misinformation marketing campaign directed on the Sikh neighborhood within the UK.

“The Sikh neighborhood is a vibrant factor of India’s secular material. You all would have witnessed that means authorities of India celebrated with grace and honour, in an unprecedented scale, the 550th beginning anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji throughout India and overseas, by the Indian embassies/excessive commissions final 12 months… in UK, a Sikh Research Chair has been instituted within the College of Birmingham by the federal government of India,” the assertion added.


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