Harbans Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 22, 1993

Male, age 40-45

Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harbans Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 22, 1993Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 15-20

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 21, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on January 22, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Fazilka

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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