Gulzar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on October 8, 1988

Male, age 25-26


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Gulzar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on October 8, 1988, in Ludhiana, Samrala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, October 7, 1988

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

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 October 8, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Samrala


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

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

Mahinder Pal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Samrala

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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