Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 5, 1992

Male, age 34


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 5, 1992, in Moga, by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 20, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on April 5, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmej Singh [Dhola], Inspector, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Faridkot

Hardial Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

Om Parkash, Head Constable, Punjab Police

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Faridkot

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

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


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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