Attar Singh

Disappeared on July 14, 1993

Male, age 38-40

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Attar Singh,  disappeared on July 14, 1993, in Khalchian,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 14, 1993

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Demands by security forces

Valuables (jewelry/electronics/land/etc.)

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on July 14, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Satwant Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Khalchian

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.