Jaswant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 13, 1991

Male, age 24-25

Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jaswant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 13, 1991, in Amaria, Bilsanda, Niuria, Pilibhit, Puranpur

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 12, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 13, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Amaria, Bilsanda, Niuria, Pilibhit, Puranpur

Officials involved in abduction

Harpal Singh, Station House Officer, Uttar Pradesh Police, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

Chandan Bhan, Inspector, Uttar Pradesh Police, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

Rajinder Kumar, Station House Officer, Uttar Pradesh Police, Amaria, Uttar Pradesh

R.D. Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, Uttar Pradesh Police, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

Badri Prasad Singh, Superintendent of Police, Uttar Pradesh Police

C.P. Singh, Inspector, Uttar Pradesh Police

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Amaria, Bilsanda, Niuria, Pilibhit, Puranpur

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

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, 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; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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