Baljit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 2, 1991

Male, age 19-20


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Ramgarhia


Photo of Baljit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 02, 1991, in Kathu Nangal, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 29, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on December 2, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harminder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Kathu Nangal

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 of a family member or a friend


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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