Family of man held in India fear he is being tortured for confession
Mr Johal’s crimes reportedly include “running a magazine” in the UK telling of atrocities during the 1984 Sikh Genocide and “influencing the youth through social media”.
He appeared in court on Friday, where his family and lawyers said they were denied access to him. He is due to be held on remand until Friday.
The Sikh Federation (UK) has taken up the case and said it was lobbying MPs to push Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to take action.
Martin Docherty-Hughes, SNP
Johal has been in custody for more than a week.
MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said he is “deeply concerned” about the situation and is supporting Mr Johal’s family.
Mr Singh said: “The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary will feel our pressure in the next seven days in Parliament via hundreds of MPs who have been contacted by constituents who are unhappy with the lack of action to secure Jagtar’s immediate release and return to the UK.”
The Foreign Office has said it is in contact with Mr Johal’s family and with the Indian authorities regarding his case.