Baldev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 7, 1987

Male, age 29-30


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Baldev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 7, 1987, in Amritsar, Beas,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Beas, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 1, 1987

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Children; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on October 7, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Amritsar


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmail Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Amritsar

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; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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