IN THE TIME OF TERROR

This interactive timeline depicts key moments in the Dhatt case through videos and documents.

POLICE FABRICATE A STORY

Police record FIR No. 78, stating that they arrested Kuljit Singh, a terrorist, but he escaped during recovery of weapons by jumping into the River Beas, handcuffed.

POLICE ADMIT TO KILLING

The Dhatt family organizes a protest in Gardiwala, and police officers SPS Basra and Ajit Sandhu make an admission regarding Dhatt's killing. The family meets the officers inside the police station.

KULDIP SINGH

Gurmeet Kaur writes to the IO, requesting that he take the testimony of Kuldip Singh. Kuldip Singh served time in prison, and wrote to the family after his release that he had witnessed the police torture Kuljit Singh Dhatt for 15 minutes.

FAMILY SEEKS ANSWERS

Kuljit Singh's family meets with Deputy Inspector General (DIG) DR Bhatti, who promises to provide them with information the next day. He does not meet the family again.

THE CUSTODIAL KILLING OF KULJIT SINGH DHATT

Punjab Police illegally detain, torture, and kill Kuljit Singh Dhatt. The police admit to this killing to Dhatt's family members.

A FALSE ACCUSATION

Iqbal Singh is killed; the description given by the informant does not match or implicate Kuljit Singh Dhatt.

COMMISSION INSPECTS THE SITE

Commissioner inspects the spot where Kuljit Singh allegedly escaped during the recovery of weapons.

HARBHAJAN DHATT ABDUCTED

Police illegally detain Harbhajan Singh Dhatt, leading to the postponement of sarpanch elections.

HEARING ADJOURNED

The Supreme Court adjourns the hearing based on a request from police counsel.

HEARING ADJOURNED

The Supreme Court adjourns the hearing while informing one of the respondents to secure counsel.

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