Avtar Singh

Disappeared on October 21, 1991

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Chamar


Photo of Avtar Singh,  disappeared on October 21, 1991

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, October 21, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on October 21, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Officials involved in abduction

Joginder Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Shri Hargobindpur

Baldev Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Shri Hargobindpur

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 Sri Hargobindpur, Batala

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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