Paramjeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 9, 1991

Male, age 34

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Paramjeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 09, 1991, in Pathankot, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 08, 1991

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on April 9, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bassi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Pathankot

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gurdaspur

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

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; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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