Gharinda

23 documented cases implicating security forces based in Gharinda:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Gurmej Singh Male, age 45 at time of disappearance, Mananwala
Hardyal Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahura
Kawaljit Kaur Female, age 1 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai Khurd
Satnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Harse Chhina Patti Subazpura
Sulakhan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai Khurd
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Hardeep Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Sultan Singh
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Bhagwant Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathupura
Dilbag Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kalewala
Gurlal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahawa
Harjinder Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathupura
Santokh Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharinda
Soam Singh Male, age 14 at time of disappearance, Kale Ghanupur
Patti Subdistrict
Nirvail Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mastgarh
Sukhbir Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nabipur
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Ajmer Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhuchar Khurd
Baldev Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhujrawala
Balvir Singh Male, age 17-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj
Hardeep Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Naushehra
Paramjit Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sohal Sain Bhagat
Udham Singh Male, age 60-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thathgarh

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Daljit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chachoki

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 22-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Gharinda:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

95.7% Male 22
 
 
4.3% Female 1

Marital status

69.6% Not married 16
 
 
30.4% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

30.4% Yes 7
 


Total children surviving victims: 22


Religion

100.0% Sikh 23
 

Caste

82.6% Jat 19
 
 
17.4% Non-Jat 4

Age

13.0% 0-17 3
 
60.9% 18-33 14
 
13.0% 34-49 3
 
8.7% 50-64 2
 

Education

43.5% No education 10
 
8.7% Primary school 2
 
26.1% Middle school 6
 
21.7% High school 5
 

Employment

73.9% Farmer/agriculture 17
 
13.0% Day labourer 3
 
8.7% Unemployed 2
 
13.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

87.0% Rural 20
 
 
4.3% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

43.5% Yes 10
 
 
56.5% No 13

Prior torture

26.1% Yes 6
 
 
17.4% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

87.0% Yes 20
 
 
13.0% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
133.3% No 16

Witnesses to abduction

52.2% Yes 12
 
 
4.3% No 1

Victim abduction location

17.4% Roadside 4
 
13.0% Victim’s residence 3
 
8.7% Village fields 2
 
8.7% Police station 2
 
8.7% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
4.3% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
21.7% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.9% Yes 14
 
 
26.1% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

21.7% Gave no response 5
 
13.0% Denied involvement 3
 
13.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
8.7% Other 2
 
8.7% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
4.3% Victim had escaped 1
 
4.3% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.3% Yes 1
 
 
60.9% No 14

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

87.0% Extrajudicial executions 20
 
 
13.0% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

78.3% 1 victim 18
 
21.7% 2 victim 5
 

Related incidents

8.7% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
91.3% No genuine encounters in family 21

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

26.1% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

17.4% Yes 4
 
4.3% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
65.2% No 15
 

Condition of corpse, if known

17.4% Bullet wounds 4
 
4.3% Other 1
 
4.3% Broken bones 1
 
4.3% Bruises 1
 
4.3% Burn marks 1
 
4.3% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

56.5% Yes 13
 
 
30.4% No 7

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 12
 
 
8.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

78.3% Punjab Police 18
 
17.4% CRPF 4
 
4.3% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

82.6% Punjab police 19
 
17.4% CRPF 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

47.8% Combatant 11
 
 
52.2% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

21.7% Yes 5
 
 
26.1% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

8.7% Yes 2
 
 
8.7% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

56.5% Yes 13
 
 
43.5% No 10

Approached security officials

65.2% Yes 15
 
 
34.8% No 8

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

39.1% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
13.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
13.0% Didn’t know what to do 3
 

Remedies desired from government

69.6% Monetary compensation to family 16
 
65.2% Employment 15
 
56.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 13
 
39.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
39.1% Truth commission 9
 
30.4% Investigations into abuses 7
 
13.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
8.7% Memorial for victims 2
 
4.3% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

87.0% Amritsar 20
 
4.3% Kapurthala 1
 

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
 
17.4% 1987 4
 
8.7% 1988 2
 
17.4% 1989 4
 
4.3% 1990 1
 
17.4% 1991 4
 
13.0% 1992 3
 
13.0% 1993 3
 
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
 
8.7% Date Unknown 2
 

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