Darshan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between November 25, 1987 and November 26, 1987

Male, age 30


Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 26, 1987

Place of abduction

Checkpoint (naka)

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between November 25, 1987 and November 26, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sita Ram, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran CIA Staff

Response by officials

No Response, Admitted custody only, Victim had escaped

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; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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