A DUMBARTON man imprisoned in India is set to be moved to a Dehli jail, according to reports.

The BBC reports Jagtar Singh Johal will be transferred from Punjab Nabha jail to Dehli's Tihar jail on the request of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The 31-year-old's lawyer has told the media corporation he will fight the move.

He said: "We shall be filing our reply to the court in next couple of days on these lines.

"The accused have a right to stay in places near to their home so that their family members can meet them."

According to the BBC, the NIA plan to move Mr Johal, who has now spent 100 days behind bars without charge, to ensure safety after threats were made against him.

In its application to the court, the NIA said: "Inputs have been received from various sources that there is desperate threat to the life/safety of the accused persons.

"So faced with the sole purpose of protecting the fundamental rights of the accused as enshrined in article 21 of the Constitution of India we have taken a conscious decision for the safety and security of the accused persons."

Mr Johal has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Christian priest and conspiracy to murder Hindu leaders.

The Johal family have claimed Mr Johal has experienced torture since being taken into custody on November 4, just two weeks after his October wedding in the country.

Dumbarton's MSP Martin Docherty-Hughes has been driving the Free Jaggi campaign in a bid to bring him home.