Buta Singh

Extrajudicial execution between August 20, 1993 and August 30, 1993

Male, age 27-28


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Buta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between August 20, 1993 and August 30,  1993, in Amritsar Mal Mandi CIA Staff,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 10, 1993 and August 20, 1993

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Sibling; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

No

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between August 20, 1993 and August 30, 1993

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Baldev Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Nawan Pind

Surinder Kumar, Inspector, Punjab Police, Amritsar

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 Tarn Taran

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment


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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