Surinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 17, 1989

Male, age 28


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 17, 1989, in Kapurthala, Phagwara, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 16, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on June 17, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Broken bones


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Naginder Singh Rana, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Phagwara

Gurbachan Singh Randawan, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency, Kapurthala

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

Tirath Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Phagwara

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

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Desire nothing from government


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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