Buta Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 4, 1992

Male, age 30-35


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Buta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 04, 1992, in Muktsar, Moga, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 15, 1992

Place of abduction

Checkpoint (naka)

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on September 4, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Pritpal Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Moga

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mehna, Faridkot, Moga

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

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


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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