November 23, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Directly taking charge on the issue torture of Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi, the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that these were baseless allegations and claimed that the Punjab police did not torture him in cusotdy.
The case of Scottish-born Jagtar Singh Johal was raised in the House of Commons yesterday following reports of his torture in custody (Check Details and Watch Video).
While interacting with the media the CM maintained that due process of law was being followed in the case.
“The accused was not tortured,” he further claimed, adding that no unlawful method would be adopted during interrogation, notes The Tribune (TT).
Jaggi’s Lawyer Rebuts Amarinder Singh’s statements
On being asked to comment on CM’s statement, Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s council Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur reasserted that Jagtar Singh Jaggi was torture by the police during custody on Nov. 5, 6 and 7.
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How could Amarinder Singh claim that he was not tortured. Was CM himself present during his entire interrogation? Only the victim of police torture could tell the truth which could be tested through timely medical examination by the board” he said while adding further that the police had played a trick in order to avoid legal representation of Jagtar Singh Johal on November 10 as he was presented before a magistrate in Moga instead of Baghapurana.
If police had not tortured Jagtar Singh Jaggi in custody, then why the state and the police opposed the plea for independent medical examination of Jagtar Singh Jaggi in the Baghapurana court. “The way Punjab government opposed our application for independent medical examination, it shows that they had something to hide. Otherwise they might have agreed to the examination by a board of 3 doctors and the report would have settled down this issue”.
He claimed that Capt. Amarinder Singh’s statement is in fact baseless and insisted that the police had tortured Jaggi during police custody.
STATEMENT of JAGTAR SINGH JAGGI’s LAWYER in which he disclosed the fact of Torture (with ENGLISH SUBTITLES):
Issue of Torture on Scottish Citizen Echoes in British Parliament:
Originally published on Nov. 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm IST. Edited and Last updated on Nov. 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm IST.