Tarsem Singh

Extrajudicial execution on February 1, 1989

Male, age 44-45


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Tarsem Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on February 1, 1989, in Jalandhar, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 27, 1989

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on February 1, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jagdish Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jalandhar

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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