NIA Put Jaggi Johal Life in Extreme Danger By Relocating To Tihar Prison

The NIA have applied for the accused in “target killings” to be relocated to Tihar jail. This is simply a new excuse for the agency to continue torturing the accused. Jagtar Singh Hawara has been saying for a long time he has been physically tortured and the authorities are trying to kill him. Tihar jail is also the place where school bus driver Pardhuman was tortured and forced to sign a fake confession. These two recent cases highlight the extreme danger Jaggi Johal, Shera, Ramandeep and Jimmy will be in.

According to Sikh Siyasat Report :

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India today sought to shift arrested Scottish Citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi and others persons out of Punjab.
In a plea submitted before the Special NIA Court in Mohali, the NIA sought jail transfer of Jagtar Singh Jaggi, Taljit Singh alias Jimmy Singh, Ramandeep Singh Bagga and Hardeep Singh Shera to Tihar Jail in Delhi. Quartet are booked by the NIA in various killings cases in Punjab.
As per NIA’s submission in the court the Bhartiya Janta Party led Central government has issued a notification to this effect and Congress party led Punjab government and Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government have given their ‘no-objection’ for the said Jail transfers.
Talking about it, the defence counsel has termed it a harassment tactic and announced to oppose it as all the cases against Jagtar Singh Jaggi and others are in Punjab only.
The plea of the NIA would come up for hearing before the court on February 15, 2017.
Meanwhile, the NIA court today heard the arguments on another application moved by the NIA seeking extension of 90 days period to present chargesheets against arrested persons. After hearing arguments of the NIA and the defence, the court of Ms. Anshul Berry fixed February 14 as court date for pronouncing it’s order.

Updates by #FreeJaggiNow campaign:

Jaggi’s Case Update 12th February 2018:

The NIA has submitted a 100 page report in a sealed envelope, expecting to be granted a full 90 day remand extension. However the judge was not pleased with the representations from the prosecutors and their lack of respect when addressing the judge.

Three NIA prosecutors were talking over each other when addressing the judge, and seemed confused as to their arguments.

Strong arguments were made on behalf of Jaggi to oppose the extension. The NIA fully expected to receive a decision today. The judge has stated she will give her decision on Wednesday 14th February. It is expected that ultimately the judge will grant the NIA request as the Indian judiciary has shown a clear bias in every case so far.

The NIA have also filed an application to be granted an order to transfer Jaggi and the other Singhs to Tihar jail in Delhi. A reply to the transfer order will be given on 15th February 2018.

Jaggi will appear in court for the 26th time on 14th February to find out the outcome of the remand extension application by the NIA.

The NIA wish to assert their authority by moving Jaggi and the other Singhs away from their lawyers and families. This tactic of relocating Sikh prisoners to jails outside of Punjab has been used repeatedly by the Indian state in order to subject families, prisoners, and their lawyers to further hardship by putting a drain on all their resources.


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