Khalra

37 documented cases implicating security forces based in Khalra:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Sahib Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mallian
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Didar Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhakna kalan
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Sardul Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rahal Chahal
Patti Subdistrict
Achar Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mari Kamboke
Amarjit Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mari Udhoke
Amarjit Singh Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Valtoha
Baldev Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narli
Balwinder Singh Male, age 29-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dal
Boota Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dal
Dilbag Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Mari Kamboke
Dilbagh Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Mari Kamboke
Gurmej Singh Male, age 60-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Mutsadda Singh
Hardev Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Khalra
Harpal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chima Kalan
Jaswant Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhna
Karj Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sidhwan
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madar Mathra Bhagi
Lakhbir Singh Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manhala Jai Singh
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ahmedpur
Manjit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Farandipur
Mohan Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dal
Nishan Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarhali Mandan Kalan
Raj Singh Male, age 29-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhugian Pir Bakhash
Salwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manhala Jai Singh
Sarwan Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madar Mathra Bhagi
Satnam Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dal
Sukhwinder Kaur Female, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehpur
Surjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wiram
Swaran Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharyala Atma Singh
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Davinder Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sohal Sain Bhagat
Jagjit Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhuchar Khurd
Lakhbir Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bath Khurd
Sawinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sohal Sain Bhagat

Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Baj Singh Male, age 23-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pir Mohamad
Pargat Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chamb

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Khalra:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.3% Male 36
 
 
2.7% Female 1

Marital status

59.5% Not married 22
 
 
40.5% Married 15

If married, did the victim have children?

37.8% Yes 14
 
 
2.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 36


Religion

100.0% Sikh 37
 

Caste

86.5% Jat 32
 
 
13.5% Non-Jat 5

Age

8.1% 0-17 3
 
81.1% 18-33 30
 
5.4% 34-49 2
 
5.4% 50-64 2
 

Education

37.8% No education 14
 
13.5% Primary school 5
 
10.8% Middle school 4
 
32.4% High school 12
 
5.4% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

67.6% Farmer/agriculture 25
 
18.9% Shopkeeper 7
 
5.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
5.4% Student 2
 
2.7% Day labourer 1
 
2.7% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

97.3% Rural 36
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

48.6% Yes 18
 
 
51.4% No 19

Prior torture

35.1% Yes 13
 
 
13.5% No 5

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

91.9% Yes 34
 
 
8.1% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

22.2% Yes 6
 
 
77.8% No 21

Witnesses to abduction

73.0% Yes 27
 
 
5.4% No 2

Victim abduction location

32.4% Victim’s residence 12
 
16.2% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
13.5% Roadside 5
 
5.4% Shop/market 2
 
2.7% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
2.7% Village fields 1
 
2.7% Police station 1
 
10.8% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

59.5% Yes 22
 
 
32.4% No 12

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

27.0% Denied involvement 10
 
13.5% Other 5
 
13.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
8.1% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
8.1% Gave no response 3
 
2.7% Victim had escaped 1
 
2.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

2.7% Yes 1
 
 
56.8% No 21

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

91.9% Extrajudicial executions 34
 
 
8.1% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

81.1% 1 victim 30
 
16.2% 2 victims 6
 
2.7% 3 victims 1
 

Related incidents

5.4% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
94.6% No genuine encounters in family 35

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

45.9% Cremated the body 17
 
2.7% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

13.5% Yes 5
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
78.4% No 29
 

Condition of corpse, if known

8.1% Bullet wounds 3
 
5.4% Bruises 2
 
2.7% Other 1
 
2.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

67.6% Yes 25
 
 
24.3% No 9

Security forces uniformed

96.3% Yes 26
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

91.9% Punjab Police 34
 
5.4% CRPF 2
 
2.7% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

86.5% Punjab police 32
 
2.7% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

29.7% Combatant 11
 
 
67.6% Non-combatant 25

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

24.3% Yes 9
 
 
40.5% No 15

If provided support, support was voluntary

13.5% Yes 5
 
 
5.4% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

51.4% Yes 19
 
 
48.6% No 18

Approached security officials

62.2% Yes 23
 
 
37.8% No 14

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

40.5% Afraid of retaliation 15
 
13.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
5.4% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
5.4% Couldn’t afford 2
 
2.7% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.8% Monetary compensation to family 31
 
51.4% Employment 19
 
45.9% Truth commission 17
 
35.1% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 13
 
29.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
27.0% Investigations into abuses 10
 
16.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
8.1% Memorial for victims 3
 
5.4% Other 2
 

Time & Place  

District

91.9% Amritsar 34
 
5.4% Firozpur 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
2.7% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
5.4% 1986 2
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
2.7% 1988 1
 
16.2% 1989 6
 
13.5% 1990 5
 
5.4% 1991 2
 
32.4% 1992 12
 
16.2% 1993 6
 
2.7% 1994 1
 
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
 

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