December 27, 2017 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh/ Jalandhar: It is learnt that a team of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) today raided at the house of in-laws of arrested Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi at village Sohal Jagir in Jalandhar district. Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s defence council Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that the NIA is presently conducting search in the house of Jaggi’s in-laws. The team is also accompanied by NIA’s lady Inspector Sanjukta and it seeks to ask some questions to Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s wife.
“I am waiting for details about NIA’s raid and questioning of Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s wife but at the face value it appears to be a harassment tactic which may be aimed at pressurising Jagtar Singh Jaggi who is presently in the custody of NIA” said Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur while adding that nothing incriminating or objectionable has been recovered from Jagtar Singh Jaggi so far by Punjab police or the NIA during prolonged police remand of nearly two months now.
Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s father in law Balwinder Singh said that the village Panchayat is also present in their house during NIA’s raid.
It is notable that earlier Punjab police had also raided Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s ancestral house as well as house of his in-laws but nothing objectionable was recovered during those raids too.
Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s in-laws told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that the NIA team comprised 11 NIA officials and around 20 to 25 Punjab police personnel. The team searched every nook and cranny of their house and even Toori Wala Kamra (a place where dry fodder for cattle is sorted) was also searched.
The NIA took away the mobile phone of Jagtar Singh Jaggi’w wife that was gifted by Jaggi. They also took away an old mobile phone of Jaggi’s wife that was not in working condition. The NIA also took aways copies of bank accounts of Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s in-laws.
The NIA also asked questions to Jagtar Singh Jaggi wife. Updated on December 27, 2017 at 20:23 IST.