Palwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 13, 1991

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 10, 1991

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse

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 June 13, 1991

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

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Zira, Firozpur

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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