Jagtar Singh Johal

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what date he last met the family of Jagtar Singh Johal.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary is regularly updated about Mr Johal's case, and has consistently raised the case with his Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The Foreign Secretary discussed the case with Dr Jaishankar most recently on 4 August. Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for South Asia, is the lead FCDO Minister in Mr Johal's case, and regularly raises the case with Indian interlocutors, most recently on 23 July with the Indian Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Lord Ahmad has met the Johal family seven times, most recently on 30 July.

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