Gurmeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 2, 1987

Male, age 18


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 2, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

None


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on April 2, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Pathankot


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sumedh Singh [Saini], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Gurdaspur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

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 extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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