Sarai Amanat Khan

7 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sarai Amanat Khan:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Daoke
Gurinder Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Basarke Gillan
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Basarke Gillan
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Balvir Singh Male, age 17-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj
Kulwant Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muse
Kulwant Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chima Kalan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sarai Amanat Khan:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

85.7% Not married 6
 
 
14.3% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

14.3% No 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 0


Religion

85.7% Sikh 6
 
 
14.3% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

71.4% Jat 5
 
 
28.6% Non-Jat 2

Age

85.7% 18-33 6
 

Education

14.3% No education 1
 
28.6% Primary school 2
 
14.3% Middle school 1
 
28.6% High school 2
 
14.3% Some college 1
 

Employment

57.1% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
14.3% Day labourer 1
 
14.3% Student 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 7
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Prior torture

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
57.1% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

100.0% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

14.3% Village fields 1
 
14.3% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
14.3% Victim’s residence 1
 
14.3% Police station 1
 
14.3% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
14.3% Roadside 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

14.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
14.3% Gave no response 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
57.1% No 4

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

28.6% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

14.3% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
85.7% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

14.3% Bruises 1
 
14.3% Broken bones 1
 
14.3% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 3

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 7
 
14.3% Army 1
 
14.3% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 7
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

57.1% Combatant 4
 
 
42.9% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
42.9% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
57.1% No 4

Approached security officials

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

57.1% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
14.3% Other 1
 
14.3% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
14.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

71.4% Employment 5
 
71.4% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
42.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
42.9% Truth commission 3
 
28.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
14.3% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 7
 

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
 
14.3% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
14.3% 1990 1
 
28.6% 1991 2
 
28.6% 1992 2
 
14.3% 1993 1
 
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.