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.