Gurmej Singh

Disappeared on July 1, 1989

Male, age 45


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurmej Singh,  disappeared on July 01, 1989, in Jalandhar, Gharinda,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 01, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; Sibling; Cousin; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on July 1, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mohd. Izhar Alam, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Pritam Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Gharinda

Jaswant Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Gharinda

Sawinder Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Gharinda

Ajit Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Gharinda

Tarlochan Singh, Driver, Punjab Police, Gharinda

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Gharinda

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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