Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution between October 28, 1992 and November 3, 1992

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between October 28, 1992 and November 3,  1992, in Mansa, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 8-9

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 28, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between October 28, 1992 and November 3, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jarnail Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Jhuner

Chuhar Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Mansa

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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