Dharamjeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 15, 1989

Male, age 29


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Dharamjeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 15, 1989, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 4, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on April 15, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gobind Ram, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Batala

Ajaib Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Batala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

Victim accidentally killed in custody

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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