Gurjeet Singh

Disappeared on May 13, 1988

Male, age 22


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurjeet Singh,  disappeared on May 13, 1988, in Ludhiana,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8-10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, May 13, 1988

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on May 13, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sukhdev Singh Chahal, Inspector, Punjab Police, Ludhiana

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Ludhiana

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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