Jaswant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 4, 1992

Male, age 59


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

5

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jaswant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 4, 1992, in Patti, Valtoha, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, June 24, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on July 4, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Puran Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Patti

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kairon

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

Note: Subdistrict and district boundaries are based on the 2001 census. Read more about our methodology.