Pooran Singh

Disappeared on July 18, 1989

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Pooran Singh,  disappeared on July 18, 1989, in Patiala CIA Staff,  by Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding disappearance

Yes, July 18, 1989

Place of abduction

Roadside

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Disappeared on July 18, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Surjit Singh Grewal, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Patiala CIA Staff

Response by officials

Victim had escaped

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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