Balkar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 8, 1991

Male, age 19-21

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balkar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 08, 1991, in Zira, Makhu, Dharamkot, Zira CIA Staff, by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force; Criminal Investigation Agency

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on September 8, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

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

Nachhatar Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Balkar Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Makhu

Harbans Lal, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency, Zira CIA Staff

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Zira

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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