Manjit Singh

Disappeared on March 19, 1991

Male, age 28

Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Manjit Singh,  disappeared on March 19, 1991, in Gurdaspur,  by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8-10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, March 19, 1991

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Valuables (jewelry/electronics/land/etc.)

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on March 19, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Samant Kumar Goel, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Bawa, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gurdaspur

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

No drastic action, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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