Paramjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 21, 1988

Male, age 25


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Paramjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 21, 1988, in Mukerian, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 17, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on March 21, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Hoshiarpur


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Joga Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Mukerian

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; Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mahilpur, Hoshiarpur

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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