Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between March 12, 1992 and March 15, 1992

Male, age 27-28


Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between March 12, 1992 and March 15,  1992, in Amritsar, New Delhi,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Amritsar, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between March 8, 1992 and March 12, 1992

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 between March 12, 1992 and March 15, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Amritsar, New Delhi, Punjab Police; CRPF

Officials involved in abduction

Mohd. Izhar Alam, DIG (Deputy Inspector General), CRPF, New Delhi

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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