Jhander

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Jhander:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli
Arjan Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sehnsra
Gurdev Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sehnsra Patti Rampura
Joginder Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatrai Khurd
Major Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli
Parjinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sehnsra
Sarabjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pathan Nangal
Surjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Rawail Kaur Female, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pandher

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Jhander:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

88.9% Male 8
 
 
11.1% Female 1

Marital status

77.8% Not married 7
 
 
22.2% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

22.2% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 9


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

55.6% Jat 5
 
 
44.4% Non-Jat 4

Age

88.9% 18-33 8
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

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

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
33.3% Day labourer 3
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
11.1% Housewife 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Prior torture

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
37.5% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

88.9% Yes 8
 

Victim abduction location

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

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
22.2% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

44.4% Other 4
 
11.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
33.3% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

88.9% 1 victim 8
 
11.1% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

66.7% Cremated the body 6
 
11.1% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

11.1% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
88.9% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.1% Bullet wounds 1
 
11.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
22.2% No 2

Security forces uniformed

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
12.5% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

88.9% Punjab Police 8
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 9
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 3
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
55.6% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
11.1% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 3

Approached security officials

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
55.6% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

33.3% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
22.2% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
11.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

88.9% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
88.9% Employment 8
 
77.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
66.7% Truth commission 6
 
44.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
22.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
11.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
11.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 9
 

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
 
11.1% 1989 1
 
11.1% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
11.1% 1992 1
 
66.7% 1993 6
 
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.