Baljeet Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1998

Male, age 26

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Baljeet Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1998, in Maur, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 22, 1998

Place of abduction

Bus station/stand

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend; Co-villager

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 July 22, 1998

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bhakvhandan Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Maur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

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, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, from Bathinda

Response by officials

Victim accidentally killed in custody

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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