Meja Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 10, 1993

Male, age 44-45


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Meja Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 10, 1993Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between March 27, 1993 and March 28, 1993

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 10, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Suba Sirhind, Station House Officer, Criminal Investigation Agency, Tarn Taran CIA Staff

None Joshi, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Tarn Taran, Kairon

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

4

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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