Chamkaur Sahib

15 documented cases implicating security forces based in Chamkaur Sahib:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Palwinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatrai Kalan

Rupnagar District

Rupnagar Subdistrict
Atamparkash Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Manak Majra
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalpur
Jasvir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Rauni
Jharmal Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar
Malkit Khan Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Budha Bhora
Naseeb Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar
Palwinder Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dulchi Majra
Paramjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Behrampur
Prithi Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Makowal
Ujjagar Singh Male, age 60-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 35-36 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Kulwant Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Nirvair Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panipat, Haryana

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

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 15
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

60.0% Not married 9
 
 
40.0% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 16


Religion

93.3% Sikh 14
 
 
6.7% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

53.3% Non-Jat 8
 
 
46.7% Jat 7

Age

80.0% 18-33 12
 
13.3% 34-49 2
 
6.7% 50-64 1
 

Education

26.7% No education 4
 
33.3% Middle school 5
 
33.3% High school 5
 
6.7% Some college 1
 

Employment

40.0% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
13.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
13.3% Unemployed 2
 
6.7% Student 1
 
6.7% Carpenter 1
 
26.7% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

73.3% Rural 11
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

53.3% Yes 8
 
 
46.7% No 7

Prior torture

46.7% Yes 7
 
 
6.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

73.3% Yes 11
 
 
20.0% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 10
 
 
6.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

33.3% Victim’s residence 5
 
6.7% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
20.0% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
13.3% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Gave no response 3
 
13.3% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
13.3% Other 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

6.7% Yes 1
 
 
60.0% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

80.0% Extrajudicial executions 12
 
 
20.0% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

60.0% 1 victim 9
 
40.0% 2 victim 6
 

Related incidents

6.7% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
93.3% No genuine encounters in family 14

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

46.7% Yes 7
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
33.3% No 5
 

Condition of corpse, if known

33.3% Bullet wounds 5
 
13.3% Bruises 2
 
6.7% Other 1
 
6.7% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
6.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 
6.7% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

86.7% Yes 13
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 10
 
13.3% Other 2
 
13.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
6.7% Black cat 1
 
6.7% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

73.3% Punjab police 11
 
26.7% CRPF 4
 
13.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
13.3% Black cat 2
 
6.7% Other 1
 
6.7% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 5
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 10

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.3% Yes 2
 
 
53.3% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

13.3% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
80.0% No 12

Approached security officials

26.7% Yes 4
 
 
73.3% No 11

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
33.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
6.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 
6.7% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
6.7% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

93.3% Truth commission 14
 
86.7% Employment 13
 
73.3% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
40.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
26.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
13.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
6.7% Investigations into abuses 1
 

Year & District 

District

6.7% Amritsar 1
 
66.7% Rupnagar 10
 

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
 
60.0% 1991 9
 
26.7% 1992 4
 
13.3% 1993 2
 
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.