Saroop Singh

Disappeared, date unknown

Male, age 27-30


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Saroop Singh,  disappeared, date unknown, in Urmar Tanda, Dasua,  by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, April 30, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Disappeared, date unknown

Additional data forthcoming


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Dasua

Sardool Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Urmar Tanda

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, from Urmar Tanda, Dasua, Hajipur

Response by officials

Victim had escaped, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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