Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-01-06.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent developments there have been in the detention and potential deportation of Paramjeet Singh to India; and if he will make a statement.

Mr David Lidington

Mr Paramjeet Singh, an Indian national with refugee status resident in the UK, was arrested in Portugal on 18 December 2015 under an International Arrest Warrant issued by India on charges of Murder and Terrorism. India has until 26 January to present Portugal with a formal extradition request. The Portuguese authorities have jurisdiction and will decide whether to extradite.