Jagtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 27, 1989

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jagtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 27, 1989, in Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Black cat, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 12, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Sibling; Grandparent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Demands by security forces

Money

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on October 27, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harbhajan Chand, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Daljit Singh, Black cat, Amritsar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mian Wind, Amritsar

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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