Khadur Sahib

32 documented cases implicating security forces based in Khadur Sahib :


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Harpinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dalam
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Harjit Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bundala
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Narinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhorchhi Brahmnan
Paramjit Kaur Female, age 25 at time of disappearance, Butala
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of disappearance, Khadur Sahib
Balwant Singh Male, age 60 at time of disappearance, Khadur Sahib
Bindu Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Bittu Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarai Talwandi
Chirmal Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarai Talwandi
Dharm Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jawandpur
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dera Sohal
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Gurmej Singh Male, age 14-15 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Harjit Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of disappearance, Sarai Talwandi
Karam Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jawandpur
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Naunihal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Nirmal Singh Kehra Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Parmjit Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Khadur Sahib
Ranjit Singh Khera Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nagoke
Sarbjeet Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hansawala
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jawandpur
Surjit Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Charnjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bath Kalan
Rupinderjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tarn Taran
Sahib Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhotian

Firozpur District

Jalalabad Subdistrict
Harwinder Singh Male, age 13-14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalabad

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Gurmeet Kaur Female, age 55-60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khanpur
Swaran Singh Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Budha Theh

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Bakshesh Singh Male, age 57 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vancouver, Canada
Santokh Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Uttar Pradesh

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Khadur Sahib :

Victim Demographics 

Gender

93.8% Male 30
 
 
6.2% Female 2

Marital status

71.9% Not married 23
 
 
28.1% Married 9

If married, did the victim have children?

18.8% Yes 6
 
 
6.2% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 24


Religion

100.0% Sikh 32
 

Caste

65.6% Jat 21
 
 
34.4% Non-Jat 11

Age

9.4% 0-17 3
 
65.6% 18-33 21
 
3.1% 34-49 1
 
12.5% 50-64 4
 

Education

34.4% No education 11
 
18.8% Primary school 6
 
21.9% Middle school 7
 
21.9% High school 7
 
3.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

34.4% Day labourer 11
 
18.8% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
15.6% Unemployed 5
 
6.2% Shopkeeper 2
 
3.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
3.1% Student 1
 
3.1% Housewife 1
 
18.8% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

84.4% Rural 27
 
 
6.2% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

43.8% Yes 14
 
 
53.1% No 17

Prior torture

37.5% Yes 12
 
 
6.2% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 32
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

37.9% Yes 11
 
 
65.5% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

90.6% Yes 29
 

Victim abduction location

34.4% Victim’s residence 11
 
28.1% Roadside 9
 
18.8% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
3.1% Village fields 1
 
3.1% Shop/market 1
 
9.4% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

90.6% Yes 29
 
 
9.4% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

21.9% Denied involvement 7
 
21.9% Told family to go to another police station 7
 
18.8% Other 6
 
12.5% Gave no response 4
 
12.5% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 4
 
6.2% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
6.2% Admitted custody only 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

6.2% Yes 2
 
 
65.6% No 21

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

84.4% Extrajudicial executions 27
 
 
15.6% Enforced disappearances 5

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 24
 
18.8% 2 victim 6
 
6.2% 7 victim 2
 

Related incidents

3.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
93.8% No genuine encounters in family 30

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

21.9% Cremated the body 7
 
9.4% Dumped body in canal or river 3
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
84.4% No 27
 

Condition of corpse, if known

3.1% Bullet wounds 1
 
3.1% Broken bones 1
 
3.1% Missing fingernails 1
 
3.1% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

78.1% Yes 25
 
 
21.9% No 7

Security forces uniformed

103.4% Yes 30
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

96.9% Punjab Police 31
 
6.2% Army 2
 
3.1% CRPF 1
 
3.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

84.4% Punjab police 27
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

18.8% Combatant 6
 
 
71.9% Non-combatant 23

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

18.8% Yes 6
 
 
50.0% No 16

If provided support, support was voluntary

9.4% Yes 3
 
 
9.4% No 3

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

53.1% Yes 17
 
 
40.6% No 13

Approached security officials

62.5% Yes 20
 
 
37.5% No 12

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

34.4% Afraid of retaliation 11
 
9.4% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
6.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
6.2% Couldn’t afford 2
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Monetary compensation to family 28
 
81.2% Employment 26
 
46.9% Truth commission 15
 
43.8% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 14
 
40.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 13
 
21.9% Investigations into abuses 7
 
18.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 4
 
3.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 
3.1% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

81.2% Amritsar 26
 
3.1% Firozpur 1
 
6.2% Kapurthala 2
 

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
 
6.2% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
3.1% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
18.8% 1991 6
 
40.6% 1992 13
 
25.0% 1993 8
 
3.1% 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
 
3.1% Date Unknown 1
 

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