Kulwant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 11, 1982

Male, age 32


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kulwant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 11, 1982, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 27, 1982

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Police custody/remand


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on June 11, 1982

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Nagoke

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurbachan Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs; Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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