Hardev Singh

Disappeared on October 29, 1991

Male, age 20-21

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Hardev 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

Parents; Sibling; 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 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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from 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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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