Gurpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on March 14, 1992

Male, age 26

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on March 14, 1992, in New Delhi 32nd Battalion CRPF Camp,  by Central Reserve Police Force, in New Delhi 32nd Battalion CRPF Camp, by Central Reserve Police Force

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8-10

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 14, 1992

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

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 March 14, 1992

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

New Delhi 32nd Battalion CRPF Camp, CRPF

Officials involved in abduction

Jaswant Singh [Sukha Pehlwan], Deputy Superintendent of Police, CRPF, New Delhi 32nd Battalion

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

New Delhi 32nd Battalion CRPF Camp, CRPF

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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense)

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Nakodar

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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