Jaswant Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 15, 1993 and April 15, 1997

Male, age 42

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jaswant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 15, 1993 and April 15,  1997, in Handiaya, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, None

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 15, 1993

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money; Other

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between April 15, 1993 and April 15, 1997

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Sant Kumar, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Handiaya

Gurcharan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Mullanpur Dakha

Harinder Singh [Chahal], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jagraon

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

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

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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