Gurbaksh Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 16, 1987

Male, age 19


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurbaksh Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 16, 1987, in Jalalabad, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-12

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 20, 1987

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on December 16, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Jalalabad


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Himmat Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Jalalabad

Paramjeet Saron, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Fazilka

G.S. Grewal, SP(H) (Superintendent of Police (Headquarters)), Punjab Police, Firozpur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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