Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 27, 1991

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Day laborer

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Naee


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 27, 1991, in Amritsar, Jandiala, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6-8

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 27, 1991

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 December 27, 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

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

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

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Jandiala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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