Amarjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 6, 1987

Male, age 25


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Naee


Photo of Amarjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 6, 1987, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 6, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 August 6, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Amritsar

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

None None Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Amritsar

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


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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