Surjit Singh

Disappeared between April 13, 1993 and April 14, 1993

Male, age 32

Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surjit Singh,  disappeared between April 13, 1993 and April 14,  1993, in Bhadaur,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between April 13, 1993 and April 14, 1993

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between April 13, 1993 and April 14, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sukhdev Singh, Punjab Police, Bhadaur

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Dhanaula, Ladda Kothi

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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