Democrat reporter

The prime minister has confirmed that he raised the case of a local Sikh who has been held by Indian authorities since 2017, in talks with the country’s prime minister.

Rishi Sunak had faced pressure to highlight the case of Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, whose family claim has been the victim of torture.

More than 70 MPs demanded that Mr Sunak lobby for his release.

Earlier this week, the Foreign Office ruled out intervening in the case.

However, after speaking to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Mr Sunak confirmed he raised the case along with other consular issues.

He did not provide details, but said: “The foreign office are continuing to provide support to Mr Johal’s family and will continue to do so”.

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