Harjinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1993

Male, age 22-23

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Harjinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1993, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 22, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents

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 July 22, 1993

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

Dilbagh Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Gurbachan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Dalwinder Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Balbir Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Arjan Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tarn Taran

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

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

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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