Shaheed Bhai Nirvair Singh Mnanochahal (Younger Brother of Baba Manochahal, Martyrdom Sep 9,1992)
Bhai Nirvair Singh was arrested by Police June 16,1987 from Amritsar. He came out from Jail in 1990. After that he stayed at home helping Baba Manochahal without going underground. In this time police arrested him several times.
In 1992, he was arrested again when Congress came in rule with Beant as CM of Punjab. He was badly tortured by Punjab Police & got Martyrdom in a fake encounter by Police on Sep 9,1992.
Bhai Nirvair Singh jee’s 12 year old son, Harbrinder Singh was staying with a woman Baba jee considered his sister, Bibi Parmjeet Kaur. Harbrinder Singh had gone to school one day when, Bibi Parmjeet Kaur was arrested along with her husband and younger son. Bibi Parmjeet Kaur was tortured with electric shocks and the police demanded she tell them where Harbrinder Singh was, but she did not falter and refused to speak. Harbrinder Singh was met at school by Bibi Parmjeet Kaur’s brother who took him to a secure place. After that, he spent his childhood going alone from one Dera to another, doing seva and wondering where his family was or if they were even alive.
Baba jee’s mother, 62 year old Mata Gurmej Kaur was also abducted by the police and killed in the fall of 1992. The rest of Baba jee’s family survived by living in hiding.
In total, 43 of Baba Gurbachan Singh’s family members were arrested and tortured. They were forced by the police to do an ardaas for Baba jee’s speedy death or capture. The families were kept in illegal custody for nine months. Five of them never returned home. The police wanted that the families of the Sikh fighters would themselves turn in the Singhs or wish for their death so they would be spared further torture.