Gaggar Bhana

6 documented cases implicating security forces based in Gaggar Bhana:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pallah
Dalbeer Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pallah
Harjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Buttar Siviya
Harpal Singh Male, age 15-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pallah
Sahib Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chuhangh

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Paramjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhamboi

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Gaggar Bhana:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 6
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.7% Not married 4
 
 
33.3% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

16.7% No 1
 
 
16.7% Yes 1


Total children surviving victims: 2


Religion

100.0% Sikh 6
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 6
 

Age

16.7% 0-17 1
 
83.3% 18-33 5
 

Education

33.3% Primary school 2
 
16.7% Middle school 1
 
50.0% High school 3
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
16.7% Student 1
 
16.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
50.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 6
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 6

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
300.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
16.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

33.3% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
16.7% Roadside 1
 
16.7% Victim’s residence 1
 
16.7% Village fields 1
 
16.7% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Admitted custody only 2
 
16.7% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
16.7% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

66.7% Yes 4
 
 
16.7% No 1

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

83.3% Extrajudicial executions 5
 
 
16.7% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 6
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 6

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

83.3% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
83.3% No 5
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

200.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 6
 
16.7% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

83.3% Punjab police 5
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

16.7% Combatant 1
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
16.7% No 1

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
50.0% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

16.7% Afraid of retaliation 1
 

Remedies desired from government

66.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 4
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
50.0% Truth commission 3
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
50.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
33.3% Employment 2
 

Year & District 

District

83.3% Amritsar 5
 
16.7% Gurdaspur 1
 

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
 
16.7% 1991 1
 
83.3% 1992 5
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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