Talwinder Singh Babbar

Extrajudicial execution on October 15, 1992

Male, age 48

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Talwinder Singh Babbar, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 15, 1992, in Phillaur, Chandigarh, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 8, 1992 and October 9, 1992

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 15, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kamaljit Singh Dhillon, Punjab Police, Phillaur

Harmel Chandi, Constable, Punjab Police, Phillaur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Phillaur

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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