Maghar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 2, 1989

Male, age 31

Demographics

Education

College degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Maghar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 02, 1989, in Khamanon, Ludhiana CIA Staff, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 31, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

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 September 2, 1989

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

Sumedh Singh [Saini], Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Ludhiana

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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