Palwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 10, 1989

Male, age 25


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Palwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 10, 1989, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 25-30

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 8, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on April 10, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Sultanpur


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Naginder Singh [Rana], Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Dhilwan

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; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Desire nothing from government


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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