LUDHIANA, Punjab—Moments after being taken into the Faridkot jail on November 17, Scottish Sikh youth Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s remand was taken by the Ludhiana police on production warrants in the evening hours.
Jaggi was presented before the area Magistrate Ms. Sumit Sabharwal by the Ludhiana police in relation to an FIR No. 218 / 17 registered in the Police Station Salem Tabri of Ludhiana. Notably, this FIR pertains to murder of Christian priest Sultan Masih on July 15, 2017.
After hearing the claims of police and the defense lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, Ms. Sumit Sabharwal sent Jagtar Singh Jaggi to Police remand for two days.
Defense lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur urged the Court for conducting Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s medical check up on daily basis. Manjhpur also told the court that the police was hindering him from meeting his client. He asked the court to grant permission so he could meet with Jaggi during his remand. The Court accepted both demands of the defense lawyer. Manjhpur can now meet Jagtar Singh Jaggi during remand in the afternoon hour from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Jagtar Singh Jaggi was sent on judicial remand to Faridkot jail by the Baghapurana’s Sub Divisional Magistrate yesterday following 13 days Police remand.