Surta Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 20, 1991

Male, age 30-32

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 20, 1991, in Gaggo Mahal, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 16, 1991

Place of abduction

Police station

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on November 20, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Gaggo Mahal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Ajnala, Ramdas, Gaggo Mahal

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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