Balvir Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 19, 2005

Male, age 37

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Balvir Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 19, 2005, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 15, 2005

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on April 19, 2005

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala, Phagwara, Jalandhar

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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