Bir Singh

Disappeared on February 10, 1993

Male, age 36-37

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Bir Singh,  disappeared on February 10, 1993, in Bahadur Singh Wala CIA Staff,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force; Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 40-45

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, February 10, 1993

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 February 10, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdeep Singh Pannu, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police

Gurmail Singh, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency

Sardara Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

Nirmal Singh, Constable, Punjab Police

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sangrur, Bhawanigarh, Bahadur Singh Wala, Ladda Kothi

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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