Makhan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986

Male, age 24


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Makhan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 24, 1986, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 7-8

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 24, 1986

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on June 24, 1986

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

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

J.P. Birdi, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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