Jagdish Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 12, 1989

Male, age 28


Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Jagdish Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 12, 1989, in Kapurthala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 9, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on April 12, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Kapurthala


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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