Swaran Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 23, 1990

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Swaran Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 23, 1990, in Zira, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 20, 1990 and August 21, 1990

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 23, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Zira

Des Raj Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Zira

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Zira

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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