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Whistleblower “J.S Khalra” Brutal Murder&Torture case finally upheld  by india’s SC


“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788 – 1860)

“The police had been eliminating the young persons under the pretext of being militants and was disposing of their dead bodies without maintaining any record and without performing their last rites,” 

the court observed in its judgment on Friday.



Activist Khalra custodial death: SC upholds life in jail for 

Indian Express 

Jaswant Singh Khalra was a human rights activist and had been general secretary, Human Rights Wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal. 

SC upholds life term for Punjab cops‎ Times of India
SC upholds lifer for five police officers for custodial death‎

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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of 5 Officers in Khalra Case
Today, India’s Supreme Court upheld life imprisonment for five police officers convicted of the abduction and murder of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra. After 16 years of facing incredible obstacles, including the intimidation of witnesses, a prolonged trial, biased prosecutors, and jail-breaks by a convicted officer, this case represents a victory for human rights in India.

Khalra Family Draws Attention to Continued Impunity

Punjab police illegally detained, tortured, and murdered Jaswant Singh Khalra in October 1995 after he released findings of thousands of extrajudicial executions and secret cremations carried out by the police in Amritsar, Punjab. His investigations led India’s Supreme Court to find “a flagrant violation of human rights on a mass scale.” Navkiran Kaur Khalra, daughter of Jaswant Singh Khalra, drew attention to the continued impunity for those crimes: “We appreciate that justice has partially been done in our case. However, this is one case. We would like to see proper investigations and prosecutions in the rest of the thousands of disappearances and illegal killings perpetrated by the Punjab police.” In a new video also released today, Mrs. Khalra describes India’s failure to redress the mass state crimes in Punjab.

Prosecute Former Police Chief KPS Gill

The Supreme Court joined the trial court and Punjab & Haryana High Court in finding a key eyewitness’s testimony credible. In his trial testimony, Special Police Officer Kuldip Singh described how he had been appointed to guard the room where Khalra was detained, and discussed the roles of different officers, including the Director General of Police (DGP) KPS Gill, in the abuses against Khalra. Kuldip Singh testified that Gill interrogated Khalra several days prior to Khalra’s murder. His testimony also indicated that Gill ordered subordinates to murder Khalra. Rajvinder Bains, the Khalra family’s attorney, called attention to the High Court petition filed by Paramjit Kaur Khalra to investigate and prosecute KPS Gill, which has been languishing for six years: “Now the High Court must investigate KPS Gill’s role in the execution of Jaswant Singh Khalra—three courts have accepted Kuldip Singh’s testimony as credible.”

Ensaaf calls on the Indian Government to prosecute police chief KPS Gill for his role in Khalra’s murder, investigate all disappearances and extrajudicial executions committed during the counterinsurgency in Punjab from 1984 to 1995, and strengthen protection for human rights defenders. Ensaaf commends the family of Jaswant Singh Khalra and lead attorneys Kamini Jaswal and Rajvinder Bains for fighting for justice for victims of police atrocities in Punjab. Ensaaf provided litigation support throughout the Khalra case.

Please support Ensaaf’s efforts to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in Punjab. A philanthropist will match your donation today.

Further information:


Ensaaf is a nonprofit organization working to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab, by documenting abuses, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors.
P.O. Box 594
Fremont, CA 94537







From: Surinderjit [email protected]
Subject: Fw: They admit it but no-action still,…………..
To: “[email protected]” , “HumanRights” , “JURIST HR”
Cc: “Secretariat Kashmir Council EU” , “Kashmir Welfare Society” , “[email protected]” <[email protected]>, “[email protected]” , “World Kashmir” , “J.Hari”
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM

Key witness to murder of      Human Right Activist      now dead
Key witness in Khalra murder case dies 
Tarn Taran, October 27 
Kuldeep Singh Bachre, a key witness in the murder of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, died of heart failure last night at his native village Bachre, 4 km from here. The city police has lodged a report under Section 174 CrPC. The postmortem was conducted at the local Civil Hospital by a team of three doctors, said the SSP Manminder Singh. As per the report lodged with the police, Kuldeep complained of some uneasiness at about 9 pm. Kanwaljit Kaur, Kuldeep’s wife, sought the help of the CRPF personnel deputed for his security to take him to the Civil Hospital where doctors declared him brought him dead.

Kuldeep had testified the torture of Khalra during his days in illegal custody of the Punjab police. Khalra was allegedly murdered by the police as he had exposed the systematic and widespread practice of enforced disappearancesfake encounters, custodial murders and torture by the Punjab police during the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Punjab

Jangveer Singh Tribune News Service. Patiala, February 16. The disappearance of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra has taken a new turn with the 


Tainted Officers    gets    promotion, its normal here in india, has been going on for decades and does not seem to  bother anyone       EXCEPT victims!

— On Thu, 9/29/11, Surinderjit [email protected]  wrote:

From: Surinderjit [email protected]
Subject: They admit it but no-action still,…………..
To: “[email protected]” , “HumanRights” , “JURIST HR”
Cc: “Secretariat Kashmir Council EU” , “Kashmir Welfare Society” , “[email protected]” <[email protected]>, “[email protected]” , “World Kashmir”
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:29 PM

Tainted Officers    gets    promotion, its normal here in india, has been going on fordecades and does not seem to  bother anyone       EXCEPT victims!
They admit it but no-action still,
In-line with earlier reports,
ThePunjab policeappears to be in a complete disarray with several dozen senior officers of the force facing prosecution for various offences.
According to information accessed throughRTI, these undertrial police officials are holding important posts despite the seriousness of charges against them.
The Punjab police initially stone-walled the RTI application filed by Headlines Today, but it had to yield the information after an appeal was filed.
Eleven serving and retired IPS officers and 45 Punjab police service officers are undergoing trial for offences ranging from murder, sex scam, fake encounters, kidnapping and accepting bribes.
The seriousness of the situation can be gauged from the fact the chief director of vigilance in the state police, SS Saini, an officer of the rank of additional director general of police, is himself under groing trial in the Tis Hazari court in New Delhi over disappearance of three persons.
There are several other officers who are enjoying plum postings in the vigilance department even though they are undergoing trial on bribery charges.

Has been going on for decades and does not seem to    bother anyone       EXCEPT victims!


November 1984 GENOCIDE = zero convicted,
2002 Gujarat Minority Massacre = zero convicted,
2011 Kashmir Mass Graves  = zero convicted! 


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