Acchar Singh

Disappeared on October 22, 1991

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Acchar Singh,  disappeared on October 22, 1991, in Patiala CIA Staff,  by Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 22, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on October 22, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Patiala CIA Staff

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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