Harbhajan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 24, 1991

Male, age 35

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Carpenter

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harbhajan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 24, 1991, in Majitha, Jandiala, Amritsar,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Majitha, by Punjab Police

Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 22, 1991

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on April 24, 1991

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

Paramjit Singh Gill, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Majitha

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Majitha

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) committed suicide, Family abandoned home

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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