Wazir Singh

Disappeared on May 22, 1991

Male, age 40-42

Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

4

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Wazir Singh,  disappeared on May 22, 1991, in Mansa,  by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, May 22, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on May 22, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Dharam Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Mansa

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mansa, Budhlada, Bathinda

Response by officials

Denied involvement, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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