Gaggar Bhana

7 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
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Kuldip Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kakka Karyala

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 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

57.1% Not married 4
 
 
42.9% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

14.3% No 1
 
 
14.3% Yes 1


Total children surviving victims: 2


Religion

100.0% Sikh 7
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 7
 

Age

14.3% 0-17 1
 
85.7% 18-33 6
 

Education

28.6% Primary school 2
 
28.6% Middle school 2
 
42.9% High school 3
 

Employment

42.9% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
14.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
14.3% Student 1
 
42.9% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 7
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 7

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
200.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
14.3% No 1

Victim abduction location

28.6% Victim’s residence 2
 
28.6% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
14.3% Roadside 1
 
14.3% Village fields 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

28.6% Admitted custody only 2
 
14.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
14.3% Denied involvement 1
 
14.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
14.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
28.6% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.7% Extrajudicial executions 6
 
 
14.3% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 7
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

85.7% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
85.7% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Security forces uniformed

166.7% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 7
 
14.3% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

85.7% Punjab police 6
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

14.3% Combatant 1
 
 
71.4% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
57.1% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Approached security officials

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

14.3% Afraid of retaliation 1
 

Remedies desired from government

71.4% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
71.4% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
57.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
42.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
42.9% Employment 3
 
42.9% Truth commission 3
 
14.3% Memorial for victims 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

85.7% Amritsar 6
 
14.3% 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
 
14.3% 1991 1
 
85.7% 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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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