Fatehabad

13 documented cases implicating security forces based in Fatehabad:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhander
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Iqbal Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raipur Kalan
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Arjvinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain Poin
Baldev Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pindian
Dalbir Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khella
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Gurmail Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of disappearance, Tur
Karaj Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain Poin
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Fatehabad
Sarwan Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Goindwal
Patti Subdistrict
Jaimal Singh Male, age 35-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Asal Uttar

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Balvir Singh Male, age 21-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajasthan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Fatehabad:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 13
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

69.2% Not married 9
 
 
30.8% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

23.1% Yes 3
 
 
7.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 11


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

69.2% Jat 9
 
 
30.8% Non-Jat 4

Age

7.7% 0-17 1
 
61.5% 18-33 8
 
23.1% 34-49 3
 

Education

15.4% No education 2
 
38.5% Primary school 5
 
15.4% Middle school 2
 
23.1% High school 3
 
7.7% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

46.2% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
15.4% Day labourer 2
 
15.4% Unemployed 2
 
7.7% Student 1
 
15.4% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

84.6% Rural 11
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
53.8% No 7

Prior torture

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
15.4% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 13
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

9.1% Yes 1
 
 
90.9% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

84.6% Yes 11
 

Victim abduction location

30.8% Roadside 4
 
30.8% Village fields 4
 
23.1% Victim’s residence 3
 
7.7% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
7.7% Village drain 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

84.6% Yes 11
 
 
15.4% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.4% Denied involvement 2
 
15.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
15.4% Other 2
 
7.7% Gave no response 1
 
7.7% Victim had escaped 1
 
7.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
61.5% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

84.6% Extrajudicial executions 11
 
 
15.4% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

92.3% 1 victim 12
 
7.7% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

7.7% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
92.3% No genuine encounters in family 12

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

15.4% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 
7.7% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
84.6% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
23.1% No 3

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 11
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

84.6% Punjab Police 11
 
30.8% CRPF 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.9% Punjab police 10
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

38.5% Combatant 5
 
 
53.8% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

15.4% Yes 2
 
 
38.5% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.4% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.5% Yes 8
 
 
38.5% No 5

Approached security officials

53.8% Yes 7
 
 
46.2% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

38.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
15.4% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
7.7% Not applicable 1
 
7.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

76.9% Monetary compensation to family 10
 
76.9% Employment 10
 
38.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
38.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
38.5% Truth commission 5
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 2
 
7.7% Investigations into abuses 1
 

Year & District 

District

84.6% Amritsar 11
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
7.7% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
7.7% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
23.1% 1991 3
 
46.2% 1992 6
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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
 
15.4% Date Unknown 2
 

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