Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 20, 1992 and October 24, 1992

Male, age 35

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 20, 1992 and October 24,  1992, in Jhabal Kalan, Tarn Taran, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 2, 1992 and October 6, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Friend; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between October 20, 1992 and October 24, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Amarjit Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Jhabal Kalan

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

Ashok Kumar Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jhabal Kalan

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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 Jhabal Kalan, Tarn Taran, Firozpur

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Admitted custody only, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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