Sadiq

13 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sadiq:


Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kauni
Gurmej Singh Male, age 58 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mani Singhwala
Hardeep Singh Male, age 55-56 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Sahu
Malkeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madahar

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Dhiyan Singh Male, age 33-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maste Ke
Kamaljit Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kailash
Major Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arie Ke
Prem Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khai
Zira Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 40-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Rohi

Moga District

Moga Subdistrict
Ranjeet Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Jogewala

Muktsar District

Malout Subdistrict
Resham Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ratta Khera
Muktsar Subdistrict
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mukand Singhwala

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sadiq:

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?

30.8% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

84.6% Jat 11
 
 
15.4% Non-Jat 2

Age

53.8% 18-33 7
 
23.1% 34-49 3
 
15.4% 50-64 2
 

Education

46.2% No education 6
 
23.1% Primary school 3
 
15.4% High school 2
 
7.7% Some college 1
 
7.7% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

53.8% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
23.1% Student 3
 
7.7% Day labourer 1
 
23.1% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

92.3% Rural 12
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

38.5% Yes 5
 
 
61.5% No 8

Prior torture

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
7.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
30.8% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
83.3% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
15.4% No 2

Victim abduction location

23.1% Victim’s residence 3
 
15.4% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
7.7% Village fields 1
 
7.7% Village drain 1
 
7.7% Police station 1
 
7.7% Bus station/stand 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

53.8% Yes 7
 
 
15.4% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.4% Gave no response 2
 
7.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
7.7% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
7.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
69.2% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

92.3% Extrajudicial executions 12
 
 
7.7% Enforced disappearances 1

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

23.1% Cremated the body 3
 
7.7% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

7.7% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
84.6% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.4% Missing hair from head or face 2
 
15.4% Cuts/wounds 2
 
15.4% Missing fingernails 2
 
7.7% Broken bones 1
 
7.7% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

84.6% Yes 11
 
 
7.7% No 1

Security forces uniformed

133.3% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

69.2% Punjab Police 9
 
7.7% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

92.3% Punjab police 12
 
7.7% CRPF 1
 
7.7% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

53.8% Combatant 7
 
 
46.2% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

7.7% Yes 1
 
 
30.8% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

7.7% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.1% Yes 3
 
 
76.9% No 10

Approached security officials

38.5% Yes 5
 
 
61.5% No 8

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

69.2% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
15.4% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
15.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
7.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

69.2% Employment 9
 
61.5% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
53.8% Truth commission 7
 
46.2% Investigations into abuses 6
 
15.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 2
 
15.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
7.7% Desire nothing from government 1
 
7.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 

Year & District 

District

30.8% Faridkot 4
 
38.5% Firozpur 5
 
7.7% Moga 1
 
15.4% Muktsar 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
 
15.4% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
15.4% 1989 2
 
15.4% 1990 2
 
7.7% 1991 1
 
7.7% 1992 1
 
23.1% 1993 3
 
7.7% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
7.7% 1996 1
 
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.