Kotli Surat Malhi

7 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kotli Surat Malhi:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Sukhwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khapar Kheri

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Jagtar Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehgarh Churian
Mohinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thatha
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Joga Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khawaja Wardag
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ransinke Tilla
Santokh Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ransinke Tilla

Location Withheld

Sawinder Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurgaon City, Haryana

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kotli Surat Malhi:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

57.1% Not married 4
 
 
42.9% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

42.9% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

100.0% Sikh 7
 

Caste

85.7% Jat 6
 
 
14.3% Non-Jat 1

Age

14.3% 0-17 1
 
85.7% 18-33 6
 

Education

14.3% Primary school 1
 
28.6% Middle school 2
 
57.1% High school 4
 

Employment

57.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
14.3% Farmer/agriculture 1
 
14.3% Day labourer 1
 
42.9% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

71.4% Rural 5
 
 
14.3% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
85.7% No 6

Prior torture

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

57.1% Yes 4
 

Victim abduction location

28.6% Roadside 2
 
14.3% Victim’s residence 1
 
14.3% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
14.3% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
14.3% Bus station/stand 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

28.6% Other 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
71.4% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 7
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

85.7% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Security forces uniformed

125.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

71.4% Punjab Police 5
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 7
 
14.3% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

57.1% Combatant 4
 
 
42.9% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
14.3% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
14.3% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Approached security officials

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

71.4% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
42.9% Couldn’t afford 3
 
28.6% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
14.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

85.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
71.4% Employment 5
 
71.4% Truth commission 5
 
57.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
57.1% Investigations into abuses 4
 
42.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
42.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
42.9% Memorial for victims 3
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

14.3% Amritsar 1
 
71.4% Gurdaspur 5
 

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
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
14.3% 1990 1
 
28.6% 1991 2
 
14.3% 1992 1
 
28.6% 1993 2
 
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
 
14.3% Date Unknown 1
 

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