Ranjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986

Male, age 18-20


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ranjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986, in Batala, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on June 24, 1986

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Ajaib Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Batala

Sumedh Singh [Saini], Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

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