Kuljit Singh Dhatt

Extrajudicial execution on July 23, 1989

Male, age 35

Demographics

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kuljit Singh Dhatt, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 23, 1989, in Dasua, Urmar Tanda, Gardhiwala, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 23, 1989

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on July 23, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Dasua

Jaspal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dasua

Sardool Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Urmar Tanda

Sita Ram, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Gardhiwala

S.P.S. Basra, Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police

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 Gardhiwala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter", Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

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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