Darshan Singh

Disappeared on April 24, 1993

Male, age 45-46

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Darshan Singh,  disappeared on April 24, 1993, in Faridkot,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, April 24, 1993

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on April 24, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

M.K. Tiwari, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Desire nothing from government

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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