Joga Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 17, 1991

Male, age 27-28

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Driver (bus/truck/car)

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Joga Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 17, 1991, in Dera Baba Nanak, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 17, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 17, 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

Gurbachan Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Kotli Surat Malhi

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

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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