Balwant Singh

Disappeared on October 8, 1992

Male, age 45-50

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwant Singh,  disappeared on October 08, 1992, in Sultanpur,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 08, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Children; Grandparent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Information about another person; Another person must turn himself in

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on October 8, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sucha Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Sultanpur

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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