Satwant Singh

Disappeared on February 3, 1988

Male, age 26


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Satwant Singh,  disappeared on February 3, 1988, in Amritsar,  by Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, February 3, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on February 3, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

G.P. Sharma, Commandant, CRPF, 25th Battalion, Amritsar

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

Gurjit Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dhariwal

Gurcharan Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution of a family member or a friend


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Dhariwal

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

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; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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