Kawaljit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 12, 1989

Male, age 27


Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kawaljit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 12, 1989, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-12

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 9, 1989

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on May 12, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Batala


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harbhajan Singh, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Batala

Kirpal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Batala

Kunan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dera Baba Nanak

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


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); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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