Teja Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1992

Male, age 43

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Teja Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1992, in Jagraon CIA Staff, Jagraon,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Jagraon CIA Staff, by Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, the victim turned himself/herself in, August 01, 1992

Place of abduction

Police station

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; Sibling; Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 18, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surinder Singh Sodhi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, Jagraon CIA Staff

Bhaag Singh [Leela], Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency, Jagraon CIA Staff

Raghuvir Singh, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency, Jagraon CIA Staff

Swaran Singh [Ghotna], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Jagraon CIA Staff

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, Criminal Investigation Agency, from Jagraon CIA Staff, Jagraon

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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