Darshan Singh

Disappeared between August 16, 1989 and September 15, 1989

Male, age 30


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Darshan Singh,  disappeared between August 16, 1989 and September 15,  1989, in Bhikhiwind, Kacha Pakka CRPF Camp,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, between August 16, 1989 and September 15, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared between August 16, 1989 and September 15, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Darshan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Bhikhiwind

Chanda Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Bhikhiwind

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Bhikhiwind

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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