Charnjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1989

Male, age 20


Demographics

Education

Vocational degree

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Chamar


Photo of Charnjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1989, in Hoshiarpur, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between May 1, 1989 and May 4, 1989

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on May 23, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Hoshiarpur


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jaspal Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Hoshiarpur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

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

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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