Balwinder Singh

Disappeared on October 17, 1992

Male, age 30-32


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Mechanic

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Balwinder Singh,  disappeared on October 17, 1992, in Rupnagar,  by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 17, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on October 17, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Niranjan Das, Inspector, Punjab Police, Rupnagar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, from Chandigarh

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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