Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal (Jaggi Johal), who has been accused of financing the murders of RSS leaders in Punjab, received bail in one of the nine pending cases against him. Johal is being held at Delhi’s notorious Tihar Jail under several Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Arms Act sections.
Johal had a total of 11 cases that were filed against him. With him getting bail in another case, he has 8 other cases pending against him. It is important to state that the Delhi police have not presented a charge sheet in any of the cases filed against him. This was Johal’s 156th court hearing.
Sharing the recent development with media on April 15, Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur informed that the Court granted bail to Jagtar Singh Johal as Delhi police’s special cell had failed to present their charge sheet. This allowed S. Paramjit Singh, advocate representing Johal, to seek bail in the UAPA case.
“Out of the 11 cases, 8 cases are still pending. No charges have been framed yet in any of the cases. Another bail application is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court,” Manjhpur said.
He added that June 3 is a critical date as Johal’s bail application in other cases will be heard by the court.
Johal will need to acquire bail in all the pending 9 cases before he can be released.