Gurdeep Singh

Disappeared on October 29, 1991

Male, age 41-42

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gurdeep Singh,  disappeared on October 29, 1991, in Dera Baba Nanak, Jalandhar,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 29, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on October 29, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Baldev Singh Sekhon, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Dera Baba Nanak

Balwinder Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Amritsar, Ramdas, Gurdaspur, Fatehgarh Churian, Kalanaur, Kahnuwan, Dera Baba Nanak

Response by officials

No Response, Denied involvement, Admitted custody only, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

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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