Piara Singh

Disappeared on July 23, 1992

Male, age 50-59

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Piara Singh,  disappeared on July 23, 1992, in Goindwal, Tarn Taran, Jhabal Kalan, Verowal,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 23, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on July 23, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajit Singh Sandhu, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Bhupinderjeet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Goindwal

Najar Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Verowal

Surinderpal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Goindwal

Ram Lal, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Verowal

Teg Bahadar Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Goindwal

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Goindwal, Tarn Taran, Jhabal Kalan, Verowal

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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