Mukhminder Singh Sandhu

Disappeared on August 30, 1988

Male, age 35-36


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Mukhminder Singh Sandhu,  disappeared on August 30, 1988, in Jalandhar,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, August 30, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Disappeared on August 30, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

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

Mangal Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Gurbachan Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Jalandhar

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Supported the goals of the militancy movement


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, BSF, CRPF, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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