Makhan Singh

Disappeared between January 1, 1993 and January 31, 1993

Male, age 70


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Makhan Singh,  disappeared between January 1, 1993 and January 31,  1993, in Chogawan,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between January 1, 1993 and January 31, 1993

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared between January 1, 1993 and January 31, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Baldev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Chogawan

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mehta, Chogawan, Baba Bakala

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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