Dhapai

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dhapai:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Niranjan Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Sultan Singh

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Dalbir Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manesh
Gurjit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Prem Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Sarabjeet Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Satnam Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Surinder Pal Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kahlwan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dhapai:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

33.3% Not married 3
 
 
66.7% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
11.1% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 8


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

88.9% Jat 8
 
 
11.1% Non-Jat 1

Age

11.1% 0-17 1
 
66.7% 18-33 6
 
22.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

11.1% No education 1
 
22.2% Primary school 2
 
33.3% Middle school 3
 
33.3% High school 3
 

Employment

55.6% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
22.2% Student 2
 
11.1% Day labourer 1
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
55.6% No 5

Prior torture

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
22.2% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
120.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

55.6% Yes 5
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Roadside 3
 
22.2% Village fields 2
 
11.1% Victim’s residence 1
 
11.1% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
33.3% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

11.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
55.6% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

77.8% 1 victim 7
 
22.2% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

55.6% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
11.1% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
20.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

77.8% Punjab Police 7
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 9
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 
11.1% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

44.4% Combatant 4
 
 
55.6% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
44.4% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
88.9% No 8

Approached security officials

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
88.9% No 8

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

88.9% Afraid of retaliation 8
 
22.2% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
11.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Monetary compensation to family 9
 
88.9% Employment 8
 
88.9% Truth commission 8
 
55.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
55.6% Investigations into abuses 5
 
44.4% Memorial for victims 4
 
33.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
22.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Year & District 

District

11.1% Amritsar 1
 
88.9% Gurdaspur 8
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
11.1% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
88.9% 1991 8
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.