Ajit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 12, 1988

Male, age 32-33


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ajit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 12, 1988, in Dasua, by Punjab Police


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between November 1, 1988 and November 30, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on December 12, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Dasua


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajit Singh, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Dasua

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, 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; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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