Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 29, 1993

Male, age 42

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Shopkeeper

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 29, 1993, in Tarn Taran CIA Staff, Goindwal,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Tarn Taran CIA Staff, Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 16, 1993

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on March 29, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurmeet Singh Randhawa, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, Tarn Taran CIA Staff

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

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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