Surjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1993

Male, age 28-29

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 20, 1993Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1-2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 10, 1993

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on May 20, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Balkar Singh, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sarhali Kalan, Naushehra, Verowal, Khadur Sahib

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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