Mukhtiyar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 17, 1988

Male, age 34-35


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mukhtiyar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 17, 1988, in Sultanwind, by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on February 17, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sultanwind

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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