Jaswant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1989

Male, age 32

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

0

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari


Photo of Jaswant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 14, 1989Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 14, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 14, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Mohinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Kathu Nangal

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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