Jhandher

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Jhandher:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli
Major Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli
Parkash Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ranewali
Surjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Putli

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Jhandher:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

100.0% Not married 4
 
 
0.0% Married 0

If married, did the victim have children?


Total children surviving victims: 0


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

75.0% Non-Jat 3
 
 
25.0% Jat 1

Age

100.0% 18-33 4
 

Education

75.0% No education 3
 
25.0% High school 1
 

Employment

75.0% Day labourer 3
 
25.0% Farmer/agriculture 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Prior torture

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

100.0% Yes 4
 

Victim abduction location

50.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
25.0% Roadside 1
 
25.0% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

50.0% Other 2
 
25.0% Gave no response 1
 
25.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 4
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 4

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

75.0% Cremated the body 3
 
25.0% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
100.0% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Approached security officials

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Afraid of retaliation 2
 
50.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
100.0% Truth commission 4
 
75.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
75.0% Employment 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 4
 

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
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
100.0% 1993 4
 
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.