Balraj Singh

Disappeared between September 1, 1989 and September 30, 1989

Male, age 26

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balraj Singh,  disappeared between September 1, 1989 and September 30,  1989, in Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between September 1, 1989 and September 30, 1989

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared between September 1, 1989 and September 30, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

S.P. Chand, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Madan Lal, Commandant, BSF

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; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, CRPF, from Amritsar

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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