Balvir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 1, 1986

Male, age 27


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balvir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 1, 1986, in Jalandhar,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Jalandhar, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 1, 1986

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on July 1, 1986

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Raipur

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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